Table 3

Participant demographics and interview duration

Number of participants (total n=42)
Patients, n (%)28 (66.7)
HCPs, n (%)14 (33.3)
Age, years (%)
 21–301 (2.4)
 31–409 (21.4)
 41–505 (11.9)
 51–609 (21.4)
 >6018 (42.9)
Male, n (%)21 (50.0)
Clinical expertise*
 General practitioner3 (21.4)
 Hospital/Research nurse/midwife4 (28.6)
 Practice/Community nurse/midwife3 (21.4)
 Surgical trainee4 (28.6)
Surgery type,† n (%)
 Caesarean section3 (10.7)
 Upper GI9 (32.1)
 Lower GI10 (35.7)
 Hernia repair6 (21.4)
Duration of interview, min
 Median (range)25 (13–52)
  • *HCP participants only.

  • †Patient participants only.

  • GI, gastrointestinal; HCP, healthcare professional.