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Table 2 Characteristics of Focus Group Participantsa

From: Pharmacist and patient perspectives on recruitment strategies for randomized controlled trials: a qualitative analysis

Demographics Copayment Elimination (n = 8) Personalized Education (n = 6)
Gender Female 4 4
Male 4 2
Age 65–70 2 2
71–75 2 3
> 75 4 1
Income <$15,000-29,999 5 4
$30,000-50,000 3 2
Marital status Married/Common-law 3 2
Single/Other 5 4
Highest level of education Post-secondary diploma or higher 3 4
Less than post-secondary diploma 5 2
Number of people living in household 1 5 2
≥2 3 4
Country of birth Canada 4 5
Other 4 1
Native language English 6 5
Other 2 1
Health literacyb Adequate 7 5
Inadequate 1 1
  1. aEligibility criteria for the ACCESS study include: (a) age greater than 65 years with Alberta government-sponsored seniors drug insurance, (b) high cardiovascular risk based on a history of any one of: heart disease, stroke, chronic kidney disease, heart failure, or any two of: current smoking, diabetes, hypertension, or high cholesterol; and (c) household income <$50,000. Exclusion criteria include: (a) coverage by a secondary insurance plan (in addition to Blue Cross), resulting in patient-borne copayment of < 30%, or (b) inability to participate in self-management modules due to cognitive impairment or a lack of an English-speaking family member or close friend [14].bUsing validated single item screening tool [23]