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Table 1 Participant demographic and workplace characteristics at baseline and follow-up, by study group

From: Evaluation of a tailored, multi-component intervention for implementation of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines in primary care physical therapy: a non-randomized controlled trial

Characteristic Baseline Follow-up
Intervention group (n = 171) Control group (n = 100) Intervention group (n = 168) Control group (n = 88)
Sex (female) 129 (75.4%) 75 (75.0%) 129 (76.8%) 65 (73.9%)
Age (years)     
  20−29 20 (11.7%) 13 (13.0%) 29 (17.3%) 20 (22.7%)
  30−39 49 (28.6%) 25 (25.0%) 49 (29.2%) 19 (21.6%)
  40−49 53 (31.0%) 34 (34.0%) 49 (29.2%) 27 (30.7%)
  50−59 41 (24.0%) 23 (23.0%) 33 (19.6%) 16 (18.2%)
  60+ 8 (4.7%) 5 (5.0%) 8 (4.7%) 6 (6.8%)
Education (years)     
  <2.5 8 (4.7%) 9 (9.0%) 10 (6.0%) 6 (6.8%)
  2.5 35 (20.5%) 24 (24.0%) 18 (10.7%) 10 (11.4%)
  3 (Bachelor’s degree) 116 (67.8%) 65 (65.0%) 126 (75.0%) 70 (79.5%)
  ≥4 (Postgraduate degree) 12 (7.0%) 2 (2.0%) 14 (8.3%) 2 (2.3%)
Work experience in primary care physical therapy (years)     
  < 5 44 (25.7%) 29 (29.0%) 58 (34.5%) 32 (36.4%)
  6−10 35 (20.5%) 15 (15.0%) 34 (20.2%) 16 (18.2%)
  11−15 28 (16.4%) 16 (16.0%) 23 (13.7%) 10 (11.4%)
  16−20 22 (12.9%) 16 (16.0%) 16 (9.5%) 10 (11.4%)
  > 20 42 (24.6%) 24 (24.0%) 37 (22.0%) 20 (22.7%)
Specialist 5 (2.9%) 1 (1.0%) 6 (3.6%) 3 (3.4%)
Size of workplace (no. of PTs)     
  < 3 15 (8.9%) 13 (13.1%) 11 (6.5%) 8 (9.1%)
  3−5 40 (23.7%) 20 (20.2%) 37 (22.0%) 24 (27.3%)
  6−10 61 (36.1%)* 56 (56.6%)* 62 (36.9%)* 45 (51.1%)*
  11−15 29 (17.1%)* 0 (0.0%)* 37 (22.0%)* 3 (3.4%)*
  > 15 24 (14.2%) 10 (10.1%) 21 (12.5%) 8 (9.1%)
  1. Data are numbers (percentages).
  2. *Denotes significant between-group differences.