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Table 2 Delphi consensus panel participant characteristics

From: Development of a self-administered early inflammatory arthritis detection tool

Characteristics Overall
(n = 181)
Participants in all 3 Rounds
(n = 48)
Additional Participants
(n = 133)
Gender    
   Female 59.1 52.1 63.6
   Male 40.9 47.9 36.4
Country/Region of practice    
   United States of America 37.0 8.3 9.1
   Canada 35.4 8.3 2.5
   Romania 7.7 6.3 9.1
   Austria 6.1 0.0 6.6
   United Kingdom 4.4 4.2 4.1
   Australia 3.9 4.2 4.1
   Turkey 2.2 2.1 2.5
   Spain 1.7 2.1 1.7
   Switzerland 1.7 2.1 1.7
Primary discipline    
   Rheumatologist 38.1 31.2 40.6
   Physical/Occupational Therapy 19.9 18.8 20.3
   Patient Advocate 13.8 2.1 18.0
   Other Physician* 12.7 14.6 12.0
   Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner 12.2 25.0 7.5
   Rheumatology Nurse 3.3 8.3 1.5
Career Stage    
   Mid career 67.9 63.8 71.1
   Late career 32.1 36.2 27.8
Urban or Rural    
   Urban 85.3 87.2 84.5
   Rural 14.7 12.8 14.4
Majority of Time Spent    
   Clinical 67.9 59.6 74.2
   Academic 32.1 40.4 25.8
Primary Work Setting    
   Institutional 73.7 68.1 76.3
   Private Practice 26.3 31.9 23.7
  1. *Family medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation, internal medicine and paediatrics
  2. Characteristics not applicable to patient advocates.