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Table 2 Demographic and practice characteristics (n = 258)

From: Canadian physiotherapists' views on certification, specialisation, extended role practice, and entry-level training in rheumatology

  f(%)
Region  
   Eastern Canada – New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island 22 (8.5)
   Quebec 72 (27.9)
   Ontario 125 (48.4)
   Western Canada – Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta 39 (15.1)
Sex  
   Female 187 (72.5)
   Male 71 (27.5)
Age  
   20 – 34 94 (36.4)
   35 – 49 114 (44.2)
   50 – 64 46 (17.8)
   ≥ 65 3 (1.2)
Missing 1 (0.4)
Education*  
   Entry-level PT – Baccalaureate degree or Diploma 243 (94.2)
   Entry-level PT – Clinical Master degree 8 (3.1)
   Master's degree – thesis-based 15 (5.8)
   PhD 0
Years since graduation from entry-level training  
   ≤ 10 years 100 (38.8)
   > 10 years 155 (60.1)
Missing 3 (1.2)
Years in practice (SD) 15.4 (10.4)
Completed 1 or more post-entry-level courses on arthritis 63 (24.4)
Type of practice*  
   Multidisciplinary team 116 (45)
   Group practice with only physiotherapists 58 (22.5)
   Solo practice 42 (16.3)
   Home care 30 (11.6)
   The Arthritis Society (Ontario only) 4 (1.6)
Caseload*  
   PTs with ≥ 40% OA or RA cases in a typical week 71 (27.5)
   PTs with ≥ 40% joint replacement rehabilitation cases in a typical week 37 (14.3)
  1. * Individuals may report more than one category
  2. f = Frequency
  3. SD = Standard deviation
  4. OA = Osteoarthritis
  5. RA = Rheumatoid arthritis