Table 3.

Characteristics of ExpertLens panel participants (n = 43). Values are n (%) unless otherwise stated.

Patient characteristics
Participant background
  Physicians22 (51)
  Allied health professionals10 (23)
  Person with arthritis3 (7)
  Researchers5 (12)
  Other2 (5)
  No response1 (2)
Province or territory
  Alberta6 (14)
  British Columbia6 (14)
  Manitoba2 (5)
  New Brunswick1 (2)
  Newfoundland and Labrador2 (5)
  Northwest Territories0 (0)
  Nova Scotia3 (7)
  Nunavut0 (0)
  Ontario14 (33)
  Prince Edward Island0 (0)
  Quebec6 (14)
  Saskatchewan2 (5)
  Yukon0 (0)
  No response1 (2)
Urban vs rural location
  Urban location41 (95)
  Rural location1 (2)
  No response1 (2)
Health professional characteristics, includes physicians and allied health* Yrs in practice
  < 53
  > 2115
Practice setting
  Academic: clinical/teaching20
  Academic: research6
  Community practice7
Practice patient population
  Adult patients with all types of IA23
  Predominantly RA3
  Predominantly AS1
  Predominantly PsA0
  Predominantly JIA5
  No. patients with IA routinely seen1
  • * There are 34 respondents in this section; however, only 32 participants indicated they were health professionals in earlier questions. This is because 1 participant did not answer these questions and 3 researchers did (presumably because they are clinician scientists). IA: inflammatory arthritis; RA: rheumatoid arthritis; AS: ankylosing spondylitis; PsA: psoriatic arthritis; JIA: juvenile idiopathic arthritis.