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Table 1 Participant characteristics

From: Service-users’ perspectives of link worker social prescribing: a qualitative follow-up study

ID Sex Age-band Employment status No. of WtW LTCsa No. of non-WtW conditionsb Mental health /social isolationc Months since commenced WTW involvement Current involvement with link worker
1 Male 70–74 Retired 3 3 Yes N/a N/a
2 Female 70–74 Retired 3 3 Yes 17 Health problem preventing involvement
3 Female 45–49 Employed 1 1 Yes 14 Involvement decreasing in intensity as situation improves
4 Female 55–59 Unemployed 2 1 Yes 14 LW changed twice. No contact from new LW
5 Female 65–69 Retired 2 4 Yes 15 Involvement decreasing in intensity as situation improves
6 Male 65–69 Retired 2 1 Yes 16 Same level of link worker contact
7 Male 55–59 Unemployed 2 1 No 21 No contact from new LW
8 Female 55–59 Unemployed 2 3 No 16 Involvement decreasing in intensity as situation improves
9 Male 55–59 Employed 3 3 Yes N/a N/a
10 Male 65–69 Unemployed 2 4 Yes 17 Health preventing involvement
11 Male 45–49 Unemployed 2 4 Yes 14 No contact from LW
12 Male 55–59 Unemployed 1 3 Yes 12 Involvement decreasing in intensity as situation improves
13 Male 60–64 Unemployed 1 2 Yes 12 No contact from new LW
14 Male 60–64 Unemployed 2 1 No N/a N/a
15 Female 40–44 Unemployed 1 0 No 19 Involvement decreased after link worker change
16 Female 65–69 Retired 2 0 No 18 Same level of link worker contact
17 Female 50–54 Unemployed 2 0 Yes 15 Involvement decreasing in intensity as situation improves
18 Female 65–69 Retired 3 2 Yes 16 Involvement decreasing in intensity as situation improves
19 Male 65–69 Retired 2 4 Yes 16 Less involvement due to health problem
20 Male 70–74 Retired 2 1 No 17 No contact for a few months as felt he had gained maximum benefit
21 Female 70–74 Retired 3 1 No 18 Same level of contact with LW
22 Female 40–44 Unemployed 2 2 Yes N/a N/a
23 Male 70–74 Retired 2 4 No 22 Less contact due to health problem
24 Female 70–74 Retired 2 0 Yes N/a N/a
25 Female 50–54 Unemployed 3 1 Yes 18 Same level of contact
26 Male 70–74 Retired 2 3 No N/a N/a
27 Male 40–44 Employed 1 1 Yes 24 No contact from new LW
28 Male 70–74 Retired 2 1 No 24 Less involvement due to a health problem
29 Male 60–64 Employed 1 3 Yes NKd Less involvement due to change of LW
30 Male 45–49 Unemployed 2 3 Yes NKd Same level of contact
  1. Italicised text represents participants lost to follow-up
  2. aMedical-practitioner diagnosed ‘Ways to Wellness’ referral conditions
  3. bSelf-reported at interview
  4. cBroad category that includes low mood, anxiety, depression, loneliness and social isolation and based on self-report at interview where participants described or reported these conditions or feelings
  5. dNot known