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Table 1 Focus groups – Recruitment and characteristics of the participants

From: Reaching the Elderly: Understanding of health and preventive experiences for a tailored approach – Results of a qualitative study

Focus groups Younger target group (age 65 to 75 years) Older target group (age 76 and older) Total
Women Men Women Men
Information sent 50 (100.0%) 50 (100.0%) 50 (100.0%) 40 (100.0%) 190 (100.0%)
Reached by phone, first phone contact 42 (84.0%) 39 (78.0%) 47 (94.0%) 34 (85.0%) 162 (85.3%)
Accepted 16 (32.0%) 21 (42.0%) 15 (30.0%) 11 (27.5%) 63 (33.2%)
Canceled in second phone contact 4 3 5 2 13
Excluded due to an excess of participants 0 7 0 0 7
Participated 12 (24.0%) 11 (22.0%) 10 (20.0%) 9 (22.5%) 42 (22.1%)
Duration (minutes) 100 121 111 133 Ø116
Age, participated: mean (min., max.) 70 (67-74) 68 (65-71) 79 (76-83) 83 (77-95)  
Age, non-participated: mean (min., max.) 70 (65-75) 71 (65-75) 81 (76-89) 80 (76-88)  
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