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Table 1 Characteristics of participating providers

From: Impact of primary healthcare providers’ initial role security and therapeutic commitment on implementing brief interventions in managing risky alcohol consumption: a cluster randomised factorial trial

Characteristic All participants (n = 746)d
N (%) of women 559 (74.9)
Mean (SD) age in years 47.0 (9.4)
Occupation (%)
 -GP 54.7
 -Nurse 37.8
 -Practice assistant 5.1
 -Other 2.3
Type of PHCUa (%)
 -Solo 26 PHCUs (21.7)
72 providers (9.7)
 -Duo 13 PHCUs (10.8)
67 providers (9.0)
 -Group 23 PHCUs (19.2)
-132 providers (17.7)
 -Health clinic -58 PHCUs (48.3)
-475 providers (63.7)
Baseline mean role securityb (SD) 21.0 (3.5)
Baseline mean therapeutic commitmentc (SD) 27.2 (4.7)
  1. a PHCU primary healthcare unit. In Poland, providers normally operate as single-handed entities working with other providers in one building, three providers and their staff working in one building was regarded as one PHCU
  2. bScore at minimum 4; at maximum 28
  3. cScore at minimum 6; at maximum 42
  4. dNo differences in baseline measures. The analyses to check for differences in baseline measures between allocation groups took into account the nested nature of the data