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Table 1 Type and involvement of patients and carers

From: Is the qualitative research interview an acceptable medium for research with palliative care patients and carers?

Types of participants Patients interviewed Age patient Gender patient Settings Type of carer interview Number and relation of carer to patient Gender carer
Patients with cancer 30 Range: 52–67 8 women Outpatient clinic 5J 5 spouses 2 men
   Median: 68 22 men   2S 1 daughter 5 women
       1 son  
Patients with COPD 14 Range: 52–75 9 women Outpatient clinic 2S 5 spouses 6 women
   Median: 69 5 men   4J 1 daughter  
Patients with cardiac failure 10 Range: 61–80 3 women Outpatient clinic 3S 3 spouses 3 women
   Median: 69 7 men     
MND patients 10 Range: 24–77 1 woman Outpatient clinic 9S 8 spouses 9 women
   Median: 42 9 men    1 mother  
Patients with severe COPD 4 Range: 52–78 2 women Community 1J 2 spouses 1 man
   Median: 70 2 men     
Patients needing palliative care 8 Range: 64–79 5 women Community 1S 1 spouse 2 women
   Median: 69 3 men   1J 1 daughter  
  1. J: joint, S: separate