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Table 1 Characteristics of interview, observation and focus group study subjects

From: Exclusion of context knowledge in the development of prehospital guidelines: results produced by realistic evaluation

Phase Number of participants Age Gender Education Years in ambulance service
Phase 2 Semi- structured interviews n = 3   Male n = 2 Doctor n = 1  
Female n = 1 Nurse n = 2
Phase 3 Observation rural station n = 11 Mean = 42 Male n = 7 Emergency Medical Technicians n = 1 Mean = 14
Range = 32-58 Female n = 4 Ambulance nurse n = 10 Range = 1-34
Phase 3 Observation urban station n = 16 Mean = 42 Male n = 13 Emergency Medical Technicians n = 1 Mean = 12
Range = 32-58 Female n = 3 Ambulance nurse n = 15 Range = 2-32
Phase 4 Focus group rural station n = 8 Mean = 42 Male n = 6 Emergency Medical Technicians n =0 Mean = 12
Range = 33-50 Female n = 2 Ambulance nurse n = 8 Range = 5-28
Phase 4 Focus group urban station n = 5 Mean = 44 Male n = 3 Emergency Medical Technicians n = 0 Mean = 14
   Range = 36-54 Female n = 2 Ambulance nurse n = 5 Range = 10-25