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Table 2 Study characteristics

From: Characteristics of therapeutic alliance in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and occupational therapy practice: a scoping review of the literature

Characteristics Frequency PT OT PT + OT
N (130) (%) (N = 92) (N = 21) (N = 17)
Source country of study
 Australia 22 (16.9) 18 2 2
 Brazil 1 (0.7) 1 - -
 Canada 8 (6.2) 6 2 -
 Germany 3 (2) 2 - 1
 Hong Kong 2 (1.5) 2 - -
 Iceland 2 (1.5) 1 1 -
 Ireland 2 (1.5) 2 - -
 Netherland 4 (3.1) 4 - -
 New Zealand 8 (6.2) 6 - 2
 Norway 2 (1.5) 2 - -
 Spain 3 (2.3) 3 - -
 Switzerland 2 (1.5) 1 - 1
 Sweden 12 (9.2) 8 3 1
 Turkey 1 (0.7)) 1 - -
 United Kingdom 27 (20.8) 23 2 2
 USA 31 (23.8) 12 11 8
Study design
 Quantitative methods 43 (33.1) 32 6 5
 Qualitative methods 51 (39.2) 41 8 2
 Mixed methods 8 (6.2) 4 2 2
 Narrative review articles/discussion papers 24 (18.5) 11 5 8
 Systematic reviews 4 (3.1) 4 - -
Setting
 Community 11 (10) 10 1 -
 Long term care 1 (3) - 1 -
 Outpatient 25 (21) 19 3 1
 Occupational Health 3 (4) 3 - 1
 Primary care 41 (34) 33 5 3
 Private practice 17 (18) 14 3 -
 Rehabilitation 15 (10) 8 5 2
 Various (multiple settings) 7 (6) 4 3 -
Conditions
 Spinal disorders 33 (25.3) 32 - 1
 Degenerative disease 27 (20.7) 22 - 2
 General Various 19 (14.6) 17 - 2
 Wrist/Hand 10 (7.6) 10 - -
 Traumatic injury 9 (6.9) 8 1 -
 Upper Limb 15 (11.5) 12 2 1
 Workplace injury 2 (1.5) 2 - -