Table 2

Demographics of patients taking part in the qualitative interviews

Sample characteristicsStatistics
Basic demographicsMean (SD)
 Age68.30 (11.54)
Basic demographicsN (%)
 Male11 (55)
 Marital status
  Married7 (35)
  Single6 (30)
  Widowed4 (20)
  Divorced3 (15)
 Employment status
  Retired15 (75)
  Redundant due to illness3 (15)
  Housewife/husband1 (5)
  Full-time employed1 (5)
 Educational status
  Secondary school10 (50)
  College/Sixth Form/Professional Qualification7 (35)
  Undergraduate3 (15)
DFU historyMean (SD)
 Years since first DFU (approx.)6.81 (7.96)
 Number of DFUs (approx.)4.18 (3.86)
 Months since last DFU (approx.)14.65 (11.26)
 Duration of last DFU in days (approx.)298 (400.82)
Internet useN (%)
 Access to internet at home15 (75)
 Access to internet on tablet7 (35)
 Access to internet on phone3 (15)
 Frequency of access
  Never3 (15)
  Less than once a month3 (15)
  Once a week1 (5)
  A few times a week2 (10)
  Once a day3 (15)
  Several times a day8 (40)
  • DFU, diabetic foot ulcer.