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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of participants

From: Social validity of randomised controlled trials in health services research and intellectual disabilities: a qualitative exploration of stakeholder views

  Professional
(n = 27)
Carer
(n = 18; paid = 11, family = 7)
Service User
(n = 6)
Total
(n = 51)
  N (%)
Gender     
Male 9 (33.3%) 1 (5.6%) 3 (50.0%) 13 (25.5%)
Female 18 (66.7%) 17 (94.4%) 3 (50.0%) 38 (74.5%)
Age group     
22-25 0 (0.0%) 1 (5.6%) 0 (0.0%) 1 (2.0%)
26-30 3 (11.1%) 1 (5.6%) 3 (50.0%) 7 (13.7%)
31-40 5 (18.5%) 1 (5.6%) 3 (50.0%) 9 (17.6%)
41-50 7 (25.9%) 2 (11.1%) 0 (0.0%) 9 (17.6%)
51-60 10 (37.0%) 11 (61.1%) 0 (0.0%) 21 (41.2%)
61+ 2 (7.4%) 2 (11.1%) 0 (0.0%) 4 (7.8%)
Experience (years)     
  Mean = 17.6 yrs Mean = 13.4 yrs   
1-5 4 (14.8%) 1 (5.6%) - -
6-10 5 (18.5%) 3 (16.7%) - -
11-20 6 (22.2%) 5 (27.8%) - -
21-30 7 (25.9%) 2 (11.1%) - -
31+ 4 (14.8%) 0 (0.00%) - -
    - -
Employment sector     
   Health care n=20 - - -
   Nursing role 15 - - -
   Psychiatrist 2 - - -
   Psychologist 1 - - -
   Speech therapist 1 - - -
   Occupational therapist 1 - - -
   Social Care n = 7 - - -