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Table 3 Number of participantsa in the realist evaluation (By NHS site)

From: Implementing pelvic floor muscle training for women with pelvic organ prolapse: a realist evaluation of different delivery models

Phases of RE Data collection rounds Participants in service Planning Meetings (SPMs) Managers/Service Leads Senior Clinicians Staff delivering PFMT Women
Phase 1 Round 1 Total = 12 Total = 5 Total = 2   Total = 21
  B = 4 (1 SPM)
C = 8 (1 SPM)
A = No interviews
B = 3
C = 2
A = No interviews
B = 1
C = 1
No interviews in this round Focus groups = 17
(A = 1, B = 2)
Interviews = 4
(All in site C)
Round 2 Total = 26 Total = 6 Total = 3 Total = 11  
  A = 11 (1 SPM)
B = 7 (1 SPM)
C = 4 + 4 (2 SPMs)
A = 3
B = 2
C = 1
A = 1
B = 1
C = 1
A = 4
B = 5
C = 2
No interviews in this round
Phase 2 Round 3 N/A Total = 10 Total = 4 Total = 10 Total = 18
   A = 2
B = 1
C = 4
D = 3
A = 1
B = 1
C = 2
A = No interviews
B = 7 (incl. 2 exit interviews)
C = 2
D = 1
A = 7
B = 8
C = 3
Round 4 N/A Total = 5 Total = 2 Total = 18 Total = 15
   A = 1
B = 1
C = 2
E = 1
A = 1
C = 1
A = 7
B = 8
C = 1
D = 1
E = 1
A = 6
B = 6
C = 3
  1. aWhere possible, each successive round of data collection included the same participants as previous rounds. In case of staff changes, unavailability or withdrawals from study, new participants were added through snowballing