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Table 1 Characteristics of participants in the different steps of the GCM process

From: Involvement of professionals in research: knowledge integration, development of practice, and challenges: a group concept mapping study

  Brainstorming Organizing Total
n = 29 = (%) Sorting n = 29 (%) Rating I n = 30 (%) Rating II n = 28 (%) n = 33 (%)
Sex
 Women 23 (79.3) 22 (75.9) 23 (76.7) 22 (78.6) 25 (75.8)
Age, years
 18–30 2 (6.9) 2 (6.9) 2 (6.7) 2 (7.1) 2 (6.0)
 31–40 4 (13.8) 5 (17.2) 5 (16.7) 5 (17.9) 5 (15.2)
 41–50 10 (34.5) 10 (34.5) 11 (36.7) 10 (35.7) 12 (36.4)
 51–60 7 (24.1) 7 (24.1) 7 (23.3) 7 (25.0) 7 (21.2)
 61–70 6 (20.7) 5 (17.2) 5 (16.7) 4 (14.3) 7 (21.2)
Place of work
 Municipality 19 (65.5) 19 (65.5) 20 (66.7) 18 (64.3) 21 (63.6)
 Region 9 (31.0) 9 (31.0) 9 (30.0) 9 (32.1) 11 (33.3)
 Self-employed 1 (3.5) 1 (3.5) 1 (3.3) 1 (3.6) 1 (3.0)
Years of experience in current profession
 1–4 1 (3.5) 1 (3.5) 1 (3.3) 1 (3.6) 1 (3.0)
 5–10 5 (17.2) 5 (17.2) 6 (20) 5 (17.9) 6 (18.2)
 11–20 12 (41.4) 11 (37.9) 11 (36.7) 11 (39.3) 14 (42.4)
  > 21 11 (37.9) 12 (41.4) 12 (40.0) 11 (39.3) 12 (36.4)
Professiona
 Dietician 6 (20.7) 6 (20.7) 6 (20.0) 6 (21.4) 6 (18.2)
 Nurse 8 (27.6) 7 (24.1) 7 (23.3) 6 (21.4) 8 (24.2)
 Occupational therapist 6 (20.7) 8 (27.6) 8 (26.7) 8 (28.6) 8 (24.2)
 Physiotherapist 2 (6.9) 3 (10.3) 3 (10.0) 3 (10.7) 3 (9.1)
 Otherb 7 (24.1) 5 (17.2) 6 (20.0) 5 (17.9) 8 (24.2)
  1. Rating I: Rates on a scale from 1 (not at all) to 4 (very much) the extent to which the statements can strengthen practice in research involving professionals
  2. Rating II: Rates on a scale from 1 (not at all) to 4 (very much) the extent to which the statements can strengthen research involving professionals
  3. aSix of the 33 participants worked as managers
  4. bAssistant nurse, behavioural scientist, doctor, public health strategist, social scientist, and software developer