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Table 4 Response rates

From: Is the involvement of opinion leaders in the implementation of research findings a feasible strategy?

  Total mailed Total returned (% total mailed) Attempted generic sociometric instrument (% respondents) Attempted condition-specific sociometric instrument (% respondents)
PC1     
General practitioners 211 86 (40.6%) 40 (46.5%) 37 (43.0%)
Practice nurses 66 37 (56.1%) 16 (43.2%) 16 (43.2%)
Practice managers 62 32 (51.6%) 21 (65.6%) N/A
Total 339 155 (45.7%) 77 (49.7%) 53 (43.1%)
PC2     
General practitioners 356 230 (64.6%) 130 (56.5%) 111 (48.3%)
Practice nurses 202 151 (74.6%) 98 (64.9%) 85 (56.3%)
Practice managers 80 58 (72.5%) 35 (60.3%) N/A
Total 638 439 (68.8%) 263 (59.9%) 196 (51.4%)
DH1     
Surgeons 41 21 (51.2%) 14 (66.7%) 8 (38.1%)
Physicians 33 22 (66.7%) 19 (86.4%) 16 (72.7%)
Surgical nurses 41 9 (22.0%) 6 (66.7%) 6 (66.1%)
Medical nurses 78 30 (38.5%) 21 (70.0%) 18 (60.0%)
Total 193 82 (42.5%) 60 (73.2%) 48 (58.5%)
DH2     
Surgeons 11 7 (63.6%) 6 (85.7%) 3 (42.9%)
Physicians 10 4 (40.0%) 4 (100.0%) 4 (100.0%)
Surgical nurses 53 34 (64.2%) 32 (94.1%) 28 (82.4%)
Medical nurses 46 25 (54.3%) 13 (52.0%) 14 (56.0%)
Total 120 70 (58.2%) 55 (78.6%) 49 (70.0%)
TH     
Surgeons 35 18 (51.4%) 11 (61.1%) 8 (44.4%)
Physicians 119 51 (42.9%) 31 (60.8%) 23 (45.1%)
Surgical nurses 89 37 (41.6%) 13 (35.1%) 14 (40.0%)
Medical nurses 58 39 (67.2%) 32 (82.1%) 28 (71.8%)
Total 301 145 (48.2%) 87 (60.0%) 73 (50.3%)
National specialty groups     
Obstetricians and gynaecologists 151 108 (71.5%) 78 (72.2%) 81 (75.0%)
Oncologists 45 35 (77.7%) 29 (82.6%) 28 (80.0%)
Total 195 143 (73.3%) 107 (74.8%) 109 (76.2%)