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Table 1 Characteristics of qualitative interview participants and co-design group members

From: Planning and designing a self-compassion intervention for family carers of people living with dementia: a person-based and co-design approach

Characteristic Descriptive statistics
STAGE 1: QUALITATIVE INTERVIEWS
Family carers of people living with dementia (n = 14)
Age (years)a 62.5 (14.4)
Identifying gender (Female: Male)b 11 (78.6): 3 (21.4)
Country of residence (Australia)b 14 (100)
In employment (Yes: No)b 4 (28.6): 10 (71.4)
Relationship to care recipient (Partner: Offspring)b 7 (50): 7 (50)
Length of time caring for care recipient (years)a 6.5 (2.9)
Age of care recipient (years)a 78.6 (10.4)
Identifying gender of care recipient (Female: Male)b 9 (64.3): 5 (35.7)
Care recipient’s type of dementiab  
Alzheimer’s disease 7 (50)
Unspecified 4 (28.6)
Frontotemporal 1 (7.1)
Lewy-body 1 (7.1)
Vascular 1 (7.1)
Professional stakeholders (n = 14)
Academic clinicians with expertise in ageing & dementia (n = 5)
Identifying gender (Female: Male)b 4 (80): 1 (20)
Country of residence (Australia)b 5 (100)
Roleb  
Clinical psychologist 1 (20)
Mental health nurse 1 (20)
Occupational therapist 1 (20)
Old age psychiatrist 1 (20)
Social gerontologist 1 (20)
Academic clinicians with expertise in compassion (n = 4)
Identifying gender (Female: Male)b 2 (50): 2 (50)
Country of residence (Australia: UK)b 1 (25): 3 (75)
Roleb  
Clinical psychologist 3 (75)
Counsellor 1 (25)
Carer support professionals (n = 5)
Identifying gender (Female: Male)b 4 (80): 1 (20)
Country of residence (Australia)b 5 (100)
Roleb  
Counsellor 2 (40)
Senior management (education, training, & improvement) 2 (40)
Educator 1 (20)
STAGE 2: CO-DESIGN GROUP
Family carers of people living with dementia (n = 6)
Age (years)a 61 (8.0)
Identifying gender (Female: Male)b 5 (83.3): 1 (16.7)
Country of residence (Australia)b 6 (100)
In employment (Yes: No)b 3 (50): 3 (50)
Relationship to care recipient (Partner: Offspring)b 1 (16.7): 5 (83.3)
Length of time caring for care recipient (years)a 5.8 (2.8)
Age of care recipient (years)a 86 (9.2)
Identifying gender of care recipient (Female: Male)b 4 (66.7): 2 (33.3)
Care recipient’s type of dementia (Alzheimer’s disease: Mixed)b 4 (66.7): 2 (33.3)
  1. Note. acontinuous variables are reported as M (SD); bcategorical variables are reported as n (%)