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Table 2 Characteristics of service providers

From: Reorganizing pediatric rehabilitation services to improve accessibility: do we sacrifice quality?

Variables* Total
(n = 129)
2007
(n = 41)
2008
(n = 44)
2009
(n = 44)
Age of service provider     
   ≥ 36 years 73 (56.6%) 26 (63.4%) 24 (54.5%) 23 (52.3%)
Work experience (rehabilitation)     
   ≤ 10 years 66 (51.2%) 18 (43.9%) 23 (52.5%) 25 (56.8%)
Work experience (Centre)     
   ≤ 10 years 75 (58.1%) 22 (53.7%) 28 (63.6%) 25 (56.8%)
Work experience (paediatrics)     
   ≤ 10 years 69 (53.5%) 21 (51.2%) 25 (56.0%) 23 (52.3%)
Discipline     
   Speech and language therapist 35 (27.1%) 11 (26.8%) 11 (25.0%) 13 (29.5%)
   Occupational therapist 34 (26.4%) 12 (29.3%) 13 (29.5%) 9 (20.5%)
   Special educator 26 (20.2%) 8 (19.5%) 9 (20.5%) 9 (20.5%)
   Physical therapist 19 (14.7%) 6 (14.6%) 5 (11.4%) 8 (18.2%)
   (Neuro)Psychologue/Social worker 15 (11.6%) 4 (9.8%) 6 (13.6%) 5 (11.4%)
Work status     
   Part time 68 (52.7%) 22 (53.7%) 26 (59.1%) 20 (45.4%)
  1. * When only one category is presented, it means that this is a two-category variable. Sum of percentages per category might be slightly under 100% due to missing data.