Table 1

Participants’ demographic details

Phase 1Phase 3
Generation of relevant issuesPretesting
Qualitative interviews
(n=79)
39 patients25 patients15 healthcare professionals
Age
(years)
Range22–8819–7623–60
Mean565441
SexFemale271213
Male12132
EthnicityWhite352214
Asian110
African211
Indian100
Filipino010
Type of surgeryAbdominal332515
Obstetric600
Dressing typeTissue adhesive75
Adhesive3218
No dressing02
LocationSouth West28159
West Midlands11106