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Table 3 Coverage of arthritis content at entry-level level training

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

  N* Adequately covered (%) Covered, but not adequate (%) Not Covered (%) Can't remember (%)
History taking & Pathophysiology      
   History taking for OA 254 202 (80.3) 25 (9.8) 2 (0.8) 23 (9.1)
   History taking for RA 254 173 (68.1) 50 (19.7) 3 (1.2) 28 (11.0)
   History taking for AS 254 125 (49.2) 73 (28.7) 11 (4.3) 45 (17.7)
   Pathophysiology of OA 254 224 (88.2) 16 (6.3) 1 (0.4) 13 (5.1)
   Pathophysiology of RA 254 206 (81.1) 32 (12.6) 1 (0.4) 15 (5.9)
   Pathophysiology of AS 253 159 (62.8) 62 (24.5) 3 (1.2) 29 (11.5)
Assessment      
   Active joint count 254 108 (42.5) 43 (16.9) 62 (24.4) 41 (16.1)
   Damaged joint assessment 249 132 (53.0) 67 (26.9) 20 (8.0) 30 (12.0)
   Back assessment for AS 253 88 (34.8) 92 (36.4) 28 (11.1) 45 (17.8)
   Assessment for Juvenile Inflammatory Arthritis 253 34 (13.4) 102 (40.3) 54 (21.3) 63 (24.9)
   Assessment of psychosocial needs 253 43 (17.0) 105 (41.5) 61 (24.1) 44 (17.4)
   Read joint x-rays 253 59 (23.3) 110 (43.5) 64 (25.3) 20 (7.9)
   Read blood work results 253 35 (13.8) 85 (33.6) 105 (41.5) 28 (11.1)
   Use of disease-specific outcome measures 251 44 (17.5) 84 (33.5) 80 (31.9) 43 (17.1)
   Assessment/prescription of mobility aids 253 172 (68.0) 55 (21.7) 14 (5.5) 12 (4.7)
   Assessment/prescription of adaptive aids 250 98 (39.2) 99 (39.6) 33 (13.2) 20 (8.0)
   Assessment/prescription of hand orthoses 253 23 (9.1) 94 (37.2) 108 (42.7) 28 (11.1)
   Assessment/prescription of knee braces 254 45 (17.7) 105 (41.3) 81 (31.9) 23 (9.1)
   Assessment/prescription of foot orthoses 253 35 (13.8) 107 (42.3) 85 (33.6) 26 (10.3)
Treatment      
   Exercise prescription for patients with OA 253 196 (77.5) 40 (15.8) 3 (1.2) 14 (5.5)
   Exercise prescription for patients with RA 253 159 (62.8) 66 (26.1) 6 (2.4) 22 (8.7)
   Exercise prescription for patients with AS 252 128 (50.8) 75 (29.8) 14 (5.6) 35 (13.9)
   Pre/post-total joint replacement care 253 189 (74.7) 30 (11.9) 17 (6.7) 17 (6.7)
   Self-management education 254 130 (51.2) 75 (29.5) 20 (7.9) 29 (11.4)
   Availability of community resources for people with arthritis 254 48 (18.9) 78 (30.7) 72 (28.3) 56 (22.0)
   Availability of professional resources for arthritis management 253 42 (16.6) 88 (34.8) 71 (28.1) 52 (20.6)
  1. * N = number of participants provided a response
  2. OA = osteoarthritis; RA = rheumatoid arthritis; AS = ankylosing spondylitis