Table 4

Adult participants characteristics

ParticipantSexExperience illness/hospitalResearch experience (participating in research)Research experience (performing research)
PPIA1WomanAs a medical student. Graduated as medical doctor in August 2019.Yes. Participant in two large cohort studies for several years.Training and experience in qualitative research for PhD.
PPIA2WomanAs a medical student. Started internships in September 2019.No previous experience in medical research participation.Trained in qualitative research as a former psychology student.
  • PPIA, patient and public involvement adult researcher.