Table 1

Participant characteristics (n = 36).

CharacteristicsParticipants who perceived non-verbal behaviours n = 24Particip ants who did not perceive non-verbal behaviours n = 12
Mean age, years (range)53 (20–78)58 (43–76)
Sex, n
 Female146
 Male106
Education, n
 Ele mentary41
 Technical22
 Secondary88
 University101
Chronic health conditio n, n
 Yes1510
 No92