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Table 1 Participants’ demographic and occupational characteristics

From: Can the Pain Attitudes and Beliefs Scales be adapted for use in the context of osteoarthritis with general practitioners and physiotherapists?

CharacteristicTotal
n (%)
GPs
n (%)
Physiotherapy
n (%)
Participants295 (100)87 (29.5)208 (70.5)
Sex
 Male111 (37.6)39 (44.8)72 (34.6)
 Female184 (62.4)48 (55.2)136 (65.4)
Duration in practice, years
 < 560 (20.3)9 (10.3)51 (24.5)
 6–1063 (21.4)20 (23.1)43 (20.7)
 11–1538 (12.9)11 (12.6)27 (13.0)
 16–2038 (12.9)8 (9.2)30 (14.4)
 > 2096 (32.5)39 (44.8)57 (27.4)
Location of clinical practice
 City197 (66.7)54 (62.1)143 (68.8)
 Town63 (21.4)17 (19.5)46 (22.1)
 Rural35 (11.9)16 (18.4)19 (9.1)
Employment setting
 Public (i.e. DHB or hospital)51 (17.3)4 (4.6)47 (22.7)
 Private (i.e. private practice)218 (73.9)74 (85.1)144 (69.2)
 Both15 (5.1)6 (6.9)9 (4.3)
 Other a11 (3.7)3 (3.4)8 (3.8)
Frequency of treating patients with hip and/or knee osteoarthritis
 1 or more patients per day81 (27.5)35 (40.2)46 (22.1)
 1–3 patients per week121 (41.0)43 (49.4)78 (37.5)
 1–3 patients per month66 (22.4)8 (9.3)58 (27.9)
 1–3 patients in the past 6 months27 (9.1)1 (1.1)26 (12.5)
  1. DHB District Health Board
  2. aOther employment settings were: aged care (n = 1), community care service (n = 2), hospice care (n = 1), Māori health trust (n = 2), occupational health service (n = 1,) primary health organisation (n = 2) and university clinic (n = 2)