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Table 1 Demographic data of the podiatrists

From: Attitudes and experiences towards the application of motivational interviewing by podiatrists working with people with diabetes at high-risk of developing foot ulcers: a mixed-methods study

  MI-trained podiatrists (N = 18) Non-MI-trained podiatrists (N = 4) P-values
Age (median (y), IQR) 28.5 (26–34.75) 38.5 (31.5–47.5) 0.060
Gender (M/F) 10/8 0/4 0.044 *
Experience as podiatrist (median (y), IQR) 4.5 (2.5–10.75) 14.75 (8.00–23.25) 0.039 *
Experiences with MI    0.706
 Unknown 1 (5.6%) -  
 Unfamiliar with MI 3 (16.7%) -  
 Familiar with the name MI 9 (50.0%) 2 (50.0%)  
 MI knowledge 5 (27.8%) 2 (50.0%)  
  1. Note: F female, IQR interquartile range, M male, MI motivational interviewing, N number, y year. Percentages may not add up to 100 due to rounding
  2. * Significantly difference, p < 0.05