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Table 5 Summary of primary care responses to sociometric instrument

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

Survey sample Number of SOLs identified Instrument respondent coverage Maximum individual SOL coverage Population respondent coverage Comments
Generic      
General practitioners      
PC1 1 5.0% 5.0% 1.0% Single, within practice nominations
PC2 10 14.6% 2.3% 5.3% Mainly, within practice nominations
Practice nurses      
PC1 1 18.8% 18.8% 4.6% Single, within practice nomination
PC2 17 28.6% 4.1% 13.9% Mainly, within practice nominations
Practice managers      
PC1 2 19.1% 9.5% 6.5% Limited across practice network
PC2 4 25.7% 11.4% 11.3% Limited across practice network
Condition-specific      
General practitioners      
PC1 4 40.5% 32.4% 7.1% Relatively simple network, with modest coverage from cardiologists
PC2 9 27.9% 15.3% 11.9% Relatively simple network, with modest coverage from cardiologists
Practice nurses      
PC1 0 0% 0% 0% No SOL identified
PC2 14 28.2% 2.4% 8.7% Mainly, within practice nominations