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Table 1 Characteristics of participants (n = 64) presented by clinical and non-clinical role

From: The impact of Healthy Conversation Skills training on health professionals’ barriers to having behaviour change conversations: a pre-post survey using the Theoretical Domains Framework

  Working in a clinical settinga Working in a non-clinical setting Total
n (%) n (%) n (%)
Participant survey completion
 Pre-training survey 37 (57.8%) 27 (42.2%) 64 (100%)
 Post-training survey 36 (58%) 26 (42%) 62 (100%)
 Follow-up survey 16 (48%) 17 (52%) 34 (100%)
Training location
 Newcastle 24 (37.5%) 23 (31.3%) 47 (73.4%)
 Tamworth 13 (20.3%) 4 (6.3%) 17 (26.6%)
Identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
 Aboriginal origin 7 (10.9%) 3 (4.7%) 10 (15.6%)
 Neither 29 (45.3%) 24 (37.5%) 53 (82.8%)
 Do not want to answer 1 (1.6%) 0 (0.0%) 1 (1.6%)
Sex
 Women 36 (56.3%) 26 (40.6%) 62 (96.9%)
 Men 1 (1.6%) 1 (1.6%) 2 (3.1%)
Years of experience in current professional position
 ≤ 2 years 9 (14.1%) 6 (9.4%) 15 (23.4%)
 3-4 years 9 (14.1%) 6 (9.4%) 15 (23.4%)
 5-9 years 9 (14.1%) 3 (4.7%) 12 (18.8%)
 ≥ 10 years 10 (15.6%) 12 (18.8%) 22 (34.4%)
Conducts research in current professional position
 Yes 10 (15.6%) 23 (35.9%) 33 (51.6%)
Reason/s for attending training (multiple responses could be selected)
 To improve communication skills with clients 31 (48.4%) 13 (20.3%) 44 (68.8%)
 To incorporate HCS in my teaching 7 (10.9%) 9 (14.1%) 16 (25.0%)
 To incorporate HCS in my research 4 (6.3%) 16 (25.0%) 20 (31.3%)
 Other 7 (10.9%) 2 (3.1%) 9 (14.1%)
  1. aParticipants were categorised as ‘working in a clinical setting’ (e.g. clinical midwife consultant/educator, registered midwife, Aboriginal Health Worker, allied health practitioner, nurse practitioner, and medical doctor), or working in a non-clinical setting (e.g. Population Health staff, university lecturer, researcher, undergraduate/postgraduate university student). Those holding partial clinical roles (and a partial non-clinical role) were also categorised to the clinical setting group, as they would have opportunities to practise HCS during client consultations