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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of interview participants

From: Understanding professional advice networks in long-term care: an outside-inside view of best practice pathways for diffusion

  Advice seekers Boundary spanners Opinion leaders Total
Professional role
 Senior leadership position in an LTC facility 22 4 1 27
 Corporate-level position in LTC organization 0 0 2 2
 Position in regional health authority/government 0 0 10 10
Works at > 1 facility1 3 2 0 5
Owner-operator model of facility1
 Public not-for-profit 5 2 0 7
 Private for-profit 5 0 0 5
 Voluntary not-for-profit 9 2 0 11
 Private not-for-profit 2 0 1 3
 Missing 1 0 0 1
Number of beds in facility1
 0–79 8 0 0 8
 80–120 7 1 0 8
 > 120 6 3 1 10
 Missing 1 0 0 1
Gender
 Women 21 4 13 38
 Men 1 0 0 1
Age
 20–39 1 0 1 2
 40–59 20 1 11 32
 60 + 1 3 1 5
First language
 English 22 4 13 39
Education
 Diploma/certificate 9 3 1 13
 Bachelors 8 0 6 14
 Graduate 5 1 6 12
Professional background
 Nursing 18 4 12 34
 Business 2 0 1 3
 Other 2 0 0 2
Tenure in LTC [M (SD)] 15.52 (9.98) 20.00 (10.68) 14.54 (10.48) 15.66 (10.06)
Tenure in current job [M (SD)] 6.82 (5.40) 8.25 (4.43) 5.31 (3.47) 6.46 (4.72)
  1. Source authors’ analysis, LTC (long-term care)
  2. 1Applicable to those (n = 27) working in senior leadership positions in LTC facilities only