Table 3

Summary of sampling and recruitment strategy

SampleRecruitment strategySample size
Females aged 18 years and overVia local gatekeeper groups=senior citizen social clubs and young mothers groups2 pretest groups
5 focus groups
Males aged 18 years and overVia local gatekeeper groups=Men's Sheds users1 focus group
GPsMembers of an established GP research network. Recruited via invitation letter and follow-up by phone call to the practice3 pretest interviews
N=15
  • GP, general practitioner.