Table 3

Characteristics of participants and focus groups

Characteristics of participants and focus groups

Focus groups

Total


Open approach

ICF-based approach

Number of participants (n)

25

24

49

Mean age, year (range)

59 (24–81)

54 (35–75)

57 (24–81)

Gender (% female)

88

83

86

Mean disease duration, year (range)

16 (4–38)

15 (3–56)

15 (3–56)

Number of focus groups (n)

5

5

10

Mean session duration, hours:minutes (range)

1:09 (0:52–1:15)

1:35 (1:17–2:06)

1:22 (0:52–2:06)


ICF, International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health.

Coenen et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2006 8:R84   doi:10.1186/ar1956

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