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Table 2 Sample characteristics and experiences with and expectations for BC

From: Preferences of psychotherapists for blended care in Germany: a discrete choice experiment

Respondent characteristics (n = 200)   Experiences and expectations regarding BC
Mean age in years 48 Experience with BC format in therapy  
Female 43% Yes 26.5%
Therapeutic orientation   No 73.5%
 Behavioral 52.5% Evaluation of previous experience with BC  
 Psychodynamic or analytic 39% Excellent 7.5%
 Behavioral and psychodynamic or analytic 3% Satisfied 54.7%
 Systemic 1% Neither good nor bad 32.1%
 Humanistic 0.5% Bad 5.7%
 Another 4% Very bad 0%
Professional background   Willing to use BC in the future  
 Psychological psychotherapist 1.5% Yes 90.5%
 Medical psychotherapist 89% No 8.5%
 Child and adolescent psychotherapist 1% Preferred timing of BC application  
 Alternative practitioner for psychotherapy 0% Stepped care before in-person treatment 9%
 Psychiatrist 3.5% Integrated parallel BC 68.5%
 Psychiatrist and psychotherapist 3.5% After in-person treatment 22.5%
 General practitioner 1% Perceived main advantage of BC  
 Neurologist 0.5% Time savings for therapists and patients 22.2%
Main place of work   Patient empowerment 21.3%
 Own outpatient practice 33% Increase in treatment efficacy 15%
 Clinic/hospital 55% Flexibility for therapists and patients 7.5%
 Other 12% Larger patient group can be reached 6.7%
Satisfaction with monthly income   Bridging waiting times for therapy 4.6%
 Highly satisfied 8% Perceived main risk of BC  
 Satisfied 60.5% Lack of personal support for patient 26.1%
 Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 20% Deterioration of therapeutic alliance 17.4%
 Dissatisfied 10% Misinterpretation and treatment errors 23.1%
 Very dissatisfied 1.5% Overburdening patient compliance 9.3%
  Privacy risks 7.7%
  Low level of customization 6.7%
  Lack of therapeutic effectiveness 5.6%