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Table 1 Characteristics of the study participants (n = 15)

From: “Being in good hands”: next of kin’s perceptions of continuity of care in patients with heart failure

GenderFemalen = 10
Malen = 5
AgeRange
Mean
33–82
68
RelationshipWifen = 7
Husbandn = 3
Living apartn = 1
Daughtern = 2
Sonn = 2
OccupationWorkingn = 3
On sick-leaven = 1
Retiredn = 11
Duration of heart failure<  1 yearn = 2
>  1–5 yearn = 6
>  5 yearn = 7
Care contacts during the last year1–2 timesn = 3
3–4 timesn = 1
5–6 timesn = 2
>  6 timesn = 9