Table 1. Demographic characteristics of participants (n = 54)
n (%)
Age, years (SD)40 (9)
Sex
Male12 (22)
Female42 (78)
Occupation
Primary care physician47 (87)
Other3 (6)
Not known4 (7)
Work setting
Own practice5 (9)
Duo practice8 (15)
Group practice3 (6)
Healthcare centre5 (9)
Observing physician22 (41)
Other11 (20)
Years working as physician
<2 years10 (19)
2–5 years17 (31)
6–10 years13 (24)
11–20 years5 (9)
>20 years9 (17)
Experience with mindfulness
Not familiar8 (15)
Familiar but never practised24 (44)
Practises in the past or currently22 (41)
Types of practices (n = 22)
Mindfulness meditation6 (27)
Other form of meditation5 (23)
Yoga15 (68)
Tai chi4 (18)
Guided visualisation3 (14)
Hypnotherapy0 (0)
Relaxation exercises11 (50)
Other2 (9)
Frequency of practices in past 12 months
Not32 (59)
Less than once per month10 (19)
Approximately monthly7 (13)
Approximately weekly1 (2)
Several times per week2 (4)
Daily2 (4)
Several times per day0 (0)