TableĀ 1

Characteristics of interview participants

Interview numberGender
M/F
Age at time of surgery (years)Type of employmentTime taken to RTW (weeks)Length of time after surgery (months)Sector
1M58IT129Private
2F49Supermarket assistant1321Private
3F55GP receptionist1214Public
4M59Project engineer6 from home
10 at workplace
21Private
5M59Self-employed manager611Private
6F57Teacher625Public
7F47Self-employed farmer823Private
8M58Estates officer1235Public
9F40Administration2 from home
5 at workplace
20Public
10M55HGV driver108Private
  • F, female; GP, general practitioner; IT, information technology; M, male; RTW, return to work.