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Table 2 Demographics of HCPs (n = 23)

From: Patients’ and healthcare providers’ perceptions and experiences of telehealth use and online health information use in chronic disease management for older patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a qualitative study

Characteristics a (n = 8) N b (n = 11) PT c (n = 4)
Age (years), mean (SD) 44.4 (8.0) 32.5 (5.0) 41.5 (10.5)
Gender, n (%)
 Male 6 (75) 0 2 (50)
 Female 2 (25) 11 (100) 2 (50)
Degree, n (%)
 Bachelor 5 (63) 8 (73) 3 (75)
 MSc d 2 (25) 3 (27) 1 (25)
 MD e 1 (13) 0 0
Working duration, n (%)
 < 10 years 2 (25) 5 (45) 1 (25)
 ≥ 10 years 6 (75) 6 (55) 3 (75)
Position, n (%)
 Head 5 (63) 3 (27) 2 (50)
 None 3 (38) 8 (73) 2 (50)
Training experiences
 Yes 5 (63) 6 (55) 4 (100)
 No 3 (38) 5 (45) 0
Experience with PeR f
 Yes 4 (50) 6 (55) 2 (50)
 No 4 (50) 5 (45) 2 (50)
  1. a D doctor
  2. b N nurse
  3. c PT physical therapist
  4. d MSc Master of Science
  5. e MD Doctor of Medicine
  6. f PeR Pulmonary Internet Explorer Rehabilitation