Table 1

Characteristics of participants

Study 1 
(Students, n=12)
Study 2 
(Professionals, n=25)
n (%)/M (SD)n (%)/M (SD)
Sex
 Female11 (92%)22 (88%)
 Male13
 Age24.0 (4.2)
range 18–34
48.1 (10.8)
range 27–63
Marital status
 Married, civil union, common law5 (42%)12 (48%)
 Living alone7 (58%)13 (52%)
University level (Study 1)/level of education (Study 2)
 College3 (12%)
 Bachelor7 (58)12 (48%)
 Master6 (24%)
 Doctorate5 (42)4 (16%)
Profession (Study 2)
 Nurse13 (52%)
 Physician2 (8%)
 Professionals*4 (16%)
 Support staff†6 (24%)
  • *Two physiotherapists and two supportive care professionals.

  • †Four research staff and two community organisation professionals.