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Table 1 Baseline demographics of participants completing questionnaire

From: Impact of question order on prioritisation of outcomes in the development of a core outcome set: a randomised controlled trial

Stakeholder group PRO first PRO last
Patients n = 59 n = 57
Male, n (%) 52 (88.1) 42 (73.7)
Age, mean (SD)a 66.7 (7.2) 66.3 (8.9)
Education, n (%)b
 None, GCSE 28 (50.0) 30 (54.5)
 A level, further education 17 (30.3) 17 (30.9)
 Otherc 11 (19.6) 8 (14.5)
Employment, n (%)
 Working full-time 8 (13.6) 10 (17.5)
 Retired 40 (67.8) 36 (63.2)
 Other 11 (18.6) 11 (19.3)
Years since surgery, median (IQR)d 1.3 (0.7–2.3) 1.4 (0.6–2.3)
Hospital stay < 2 weeks, n (%)e 35 (60.3) 37 (67.3)
Health professionals n = 40 n = 31
Male, n (%) 29 (72.5) 23 (74.2)
Age, n (%) (years)
 ≤40 3 (7.5) 7 (22.6)
 41–50 18 (45.0) 14 (45.2)
 51–60 18 (45.0) 6 (19.4)
 >60 1 (2.5) 4 (12.9)
Job title, n (%)
 Consultant surgeon 30 (75.0) 22 (71.0)
 Surgical registrar 1 (2.5) 1 (3.2)
 Clinical specialist nurse 9 (22.5) 8 (25.8)
  1. aAge missing for one ‘PRO first’ patient
  2. bEducation missing for three ‘PRO first’ patients and two ‘PRO last’ patients
  3. cMajority of ‘other’ are vocational qualifications with insufficient detail for classification
  4. dYears since surgery missing for three ‘PRO first’ patients and three ‘PRO last’ patients
  5. eHospital stay missing for one ‘PRO first’ patient and two ‘PRO last’ patients