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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)