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Table 2 Participant characteristics

From: Development of a theory-based intervention to increase cognitively able frail elders’ engagement with advance care planning using the behaviour change wheel

SURVEY Round 1 n = 73 Round 2 n = 51 Round 3 n = 46
No. % No. % No. %
Nurses 35 48% 23 45% 21 46%
Doctors 21 29% 13 25% 12 26%
Allied health professionalsa 10 14% 10 20% 9 19%
Social workers 7 9% 5 10% 4 9%
Percentage clinical work with frail elders (Round 1) Mean 73.7 (range 5–100%)
INTERVIEWS Frail elders n = 10 Family members n = 8
Mean age
84 (range 71–95)
Relationship to frail elder
Spouse n = 4
Son/daughter n = 4
  1. a Allied health professionals were: Dietitian (n = 1), Paramedic (n = 1), Pharmacist (n = 1), Physician Associate (n = 1), Physiotherapist (n = 4) Speech and language therapist (n = 1), Research Psychologist (n = 1). All AHPs completed all Rounds except one physiotherapist who did not complete Round 3