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Table 3 Characteristics of therapists (n = 97) and practices (n = 41) in the sample and in the Netherlands (12,695 therapists)

From: What factors explain the number of physical therapy treatment sessions in patients referred with low back pain; a multilevel analysis

   Sample Dutch population of physical therapists [15]  
   % (N) Mean (SD) % (N) P
Physical therapist Male 57.7 (56)    50.1 (6,359) 0.14
  < 45 years 50.5 (49)    56.4 (7,049) 0.32
  Registration quality register – manual therapy 12.4 (12)      
  Number of patient-related hours per week        
     < 20 hours 23.7 (23)      
     20–40 hours 61.9 (60)      
     > 40 hours 14.4 (14)      
  Additional training LPB 58.8 (57)      
  Additional training LBP guideline 39.2 (38)      
  Feasibility of the LBP guideline        
     < 7 points 39.2 (38)      
     > 7 points 43.3 (42)      
     Unknown 17.5 (17)      
  Number of new patients with LBP per therapist per month 1.6 (1.1)      
Practice Single-handed 24.4 (10)