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Table 1 Participant characteristics

From: Developing an emotional coping skills workbook for inpatient psychiatric settings: a focus group investigation

  Focus Group 1 Focus Group 2 Focus Group 3 Focus Group 4 One-to-One Interviews
Total N 6 10 8 11 2
Hospital 1 2 2 1 1 & 2
Banding (NHS Afc a) ≤  5 ≤  5 ≥  6 ≥  6 ≥  6
Gender, N (%) Men 5 (83) 3 (30) 2 (25) 5 (45) N/a
Women 1 (17) 7 (70) 6 (75) 6 (55) 2 (100)
Ethnicity, N (%) White 2 (33) 3 (30) 3 (38) 1 (9) 2 (100)
BAME 4 (67) 7 (70) 5 (62) 10 (91) N/a
Staff role,
N (%)
Unqualified nursing staff 4 (67) 6 (60) N/a N/a N/a
Qualified nursing staff 2 (33) 3 (30) N/a 2 (8) N/a
Occupational therapist N/a 1 (10) 2 (25) N/a N/a
Senior nursing staff b N/a N/a 6 (75) 9 (82) N/a
Clinical psychologist N/a N/a N/a N/a 2 (100)
Years experience working in inpatient mental health care, M (SD) 5.7 (3.7) 4.8 (6.1) 8.6 (3.9) 11.4 (6.4)
  1. aNHS Job Evaluation Handbook (2016), NHS Terms and Conditions of Service (2017)
  2. bIncludes clinical team nursing leads and ward manager