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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the participants by sample

From: Cross-cultural adaptation, internal consistency, test-retest reliability and feasibility of the German version of the evidence-based practice inventory

Characteristic Baseline sample (n = 889) Follow-up sample (n = 344)
Age in years, mean 37. 4 ± 11.5 (18–69) 37.9 ± 11.5 (22–69)
Gender: male/female/other, n (%) 225/657/3 (25.4/73.2/0.3)
(n = 885)
88/253/2 (25.7/73.8/0.6)
(n = 343)
Individual number of professions: one/two/three, n (%) 838/49/2 (94.3/5.5/0.2)
(n = 889)
320/22/2 (93.0/6.4/0.6)
(n = 344)
Professionsa, n (%)
 Physiotherapy 318 (35.8) 130 (37.8)
 Occupational therapy 154 (17.3) 56 (16.3)
 Midwifery 137 (15.4) 55 (16.0)
 Speech and language therapy 79 (8.9) 25 (7.3)
 Nursing 73 (8.2) 20 (5.8)
 Medicine 28 (3.1) 16 (4.7)
 Sport therapy/sport sciences 26 (2.9) 9 (2.6)
 Psychology 9 (1.0) 2 (0.6)
 Other 14 (1.6) 7 (2.0)
 ≥1 profession 51 (5.7) 24 (7.0)
Highest professional degree, n (%)
 Undergraduate 90 (10.1) 28 (8.1)
 Diploma (vocational school) 368 (41.4) 130 (37.8)
 Bachelor/diploma (university) 273 (30.7) 108 (31.4)
 Master 106 (11.9) 54 (15.7)
 Higher academic degree 40 (4.5) 21 (6.1)
 Missing 12 (1.3) 3 (0.9)
Contact time with patients, hours per week, mean 26.7 ± 11.8 (1–60)
(n = 861)
26.1 ± 12.2 (1–55)
(n = 339)
Primary setting of work, n (%)
 Hospital 196 (22.0) 72 (20.9)
 University clinic 58 (6.5) 21 (6.1)
 Rehabilitation clinic 61 (6.9) 28(8.1)
 Outpatient clinic/private practice 468 (52.6) 186 (54.1)
 Other 96 (10.8) 36 (10.5)
 Missing 10 (1.1) 1 (0.3)
Work experience in years, mean 13.3 ± 10.8 (0–44)
(n = 870)
13.6 ± 11.0 (0–42)
(n = 341)
Employment situation, n (%)
 Employee/worker 584 (65.7) 234 (68.0)
 Self-employed 159 (17.9) 59 (17.2)
 Freelancer 83 (9.3) 37 (10.8)
 Undergraduate/in training/practical year 59 (6.6) 14 (4.1)
 Missing 4 (0.4) 0 (0.0)
Leading/leadership position: yes/no, n (%) 286/589 (67.3/32.7)
(n = 875)
106/231 (31.5/68.5)
(n = 337)
Having inter-professional communication, n (%) 769 (86.5)
(n = 884)
299 (87.2)
(n = 343)
Inter-professional communication with other professions†, n (%)
 Medicine 679 (88.3) 261 (87.3)
 Nursing 461 (59.9) 174 (50.6)
 Physiotherapy 454 (59.0) 171 (57.2)
 Occupational therapy 345 (44.9) 121 (40.5)
 Psychology 297 (38.6) 129 (43.1)
 Speech and language therapy 270 (35.1) 93 (31.1)
 Sport therapy/sport sciences 146 (19.0) 66 (22.1)
 Midwifery 92 (12.0) 45 (13.1)
 Other 96 (10.8) 42 (14.0)
Size of the city/municipality of employment, n (%)
 <  5.000 (rural community) 64 (7.2) 23 (6.7)
 5.000–20.000 (small town) 153 (17.2) 53 (15.4)
 20.000–100.000 (mean sized city) 235 (26.4) 93 (27.0)
 >  100.000 (large city) 427 (48.0) 174 (50.6)
 Missing 10 (1.1) 1 (0.3)
Available time for scientific literature studies at work within a typical week in minutes per week, mean 53.6 ± 100.8 (0–900) (n = 751) 53.3 ± 104.0 (0–900) (n = 304)
Availability of scientific literature at work place, n (%) 578 (66.5) 236 (70.0)
Drafting of or involvement in ≥1 scientific publication, n (%) 277 (31.2) 130 (37.8)
Hosting of lectures or workshops on evidence-based practice, n (%) 120 (13.6) 66 (19.3)
  1. Values are the total numbers (percent) or indicated otherwise. Mean values are given with the standard deviation (range). Different sample sized within each sample due to missing values.
  2. a Multiple answers possible