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Table 1 Characteristics of the 19 OFG studies

From: Advantages of asynchronous online focus groups and face-to-face focus groups as perceived by child, adolescent and adult participants: a survey study

Topic of the study Year N of OFGs OFG participants N participants OFG N respondents questionnaire
Patients’, parents’ and survivors’ communication preferences in paediatric oncology 2005-2006 3 C, ado, adults 36 31
Evaluation of a website for patients with constitutional eczema 2007 2 Adults 27 23
Professional behaviour of medical students 2010 1 Adults 16 10
Consumers’ preferences regarding health care insurance options 2010 1 Adults 7 11
Health care providers’ opinions about adherence to guidelines in health care 2010 1 Adults 3 2
Health care providers’ opinions about case management for persons with dementia 2010-2011 13 Adults 100 34
Children’s and adolescents’ opinions about psychosocial burn care 2011 2 C, ado 19 15
Breast cancer patients’ experiences with hormonal therapy 2011 3 Adults 31 29
Parents’ opinions about shared medical appointments for children with diabetes 2011 2 Adults 8 4
Young patients’ perspectives on rehabilitation care 2011 2 C, ado 11 12
Children’s opinions about participation in an intervention for anxiety and depression 2011-2012 4 C, ado 44 32
Health care providers’ opinions about palliative care after a stroke 2012 1 Adults 17 12
Experts’ opinions about prevention in primary health care 2012 1 Adults 10 4
Satisfaction of primary health care professionals within collaborative partnerships 2012 2 Adults 5 5
Cancer survivors’ and physicians’ preferences regarding communication about fertility 2012 4 Adults 21 12
Adherence and self-management of children with asthma 2013 3 C, ado, adults 23 15
Preferences regarding information about medication of patients with rheumatism 2013 1 Adults 10 8
Adherence of adolescents with asthma 2013 2 Ado 14 12
Health care providers’ experiences with district nurse care 2013 2 Adults 18 13
  1. c = children; ado = adolescents.