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Table 2 Participant characteristics

From: Living with osteoarthritis is a balancing act: an exploration of patients’ beliefs about knee pain

Pseudonym Gender Age Ethnicity Occupational category Knee pain duration Clinical consultation for knee pain OKSa PSEQb
Geoff, Male 60–64 NZE Community & personal service worker 14–16 years Family doctor 26 35
James, Male 70–74 NZE Retired professional 4–6 years Family doctor, orthopaedic surgeon, 18 17
Anne, Female 60–64 NZE Clerical & administrative worker 10–12 years Family doctor, orthopaedic surgeon 25 49
George, Male 80–84 NZE Retired professional 8–10 years Orthopaedic surgeon 25 54
John, Male 65–69 NZE Professional 4–6 years Family doctor, orthopaedic surgeon, physiotherapist 42 17
Iosefo, Male 70–74 Samoan Labourer 4–6 years Family doctor 22 60
Tui, Female 60–64 Māori Retired professional 6–12 months Family doctor, nurse, orthopaedic surgeon, 57 32
Linda, Female 50–54 Danish Professional 20+ years Family doctor, orthopaedic surgeon 34 16
Karen, Female 60–64 NZE Clerical & administrative worker 18–20 years Family doctor, orthopaedic surgeon, physiotherapist 24 52
Susan,Female 60–64 NZE Professional 1–2 years Bowen therapist, family doctor, Reiki practitioner 32 40
Mary, Female 70–74 NZE Retired 14–16 years Family doctor, orthopaedic surgeon, physiotherapist 36 35
Brenda, Female 55–59 NZE Professional 0–6 months Acupuncturist, family doctor, homeopath, homeopathic chemist, naturopath, physiotherapist 40 27
William, Male 60–64 NZE Community & personal service worker 4–6 years Acupuncturist; chiropractor, family doctor; orthopaedic surgeon, osteopath,, physiotherapist 22 56
  1. NZE New Zealand European, OKS Oxford Knee Scale, PSEQ Pain Self Efficacy Questionnaire
  2. aScored on a range from 12 to 60 with higher scores indicating greater functional limitation
  3. bScored on a range from 0 to 60 with higher scores indicating greater confidence in performing activities despite pain