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Table 1 Characteristics of the study participants (n=120)

From: Validation of an advanced practice physiotherapy model of care in an orthopaedic outpatient clinic

Characteristics n (%) Mean (SD)
Age (years)   54.1 (15.9)
Gender   
   Female 65 (54)
   Male 55 (46)
Body mass index (kg/m2)   29.0 (6.1)
Living situation§   
   Alone 17 (14.5)
Education   
   High school and less 45 (37.5)
   College and university 75 (62.5)
Employment   
   Employed 76 (63.3)
   Unemployed 10 (8.3)
   Retired 34 (28.3)
Household income   
   0 – 29 999$ 45 (40.5)
   30 000 – 59 999$ 23 (20.7)
   60 000$ + 43 (38.7)
Joint affected   
   Hip 11 (9)
   Knee 109 (91)
Patient self reported reason for consult   
   Pain 65 (56)
   Lack of joint mobility or joint instability 6 (5)
   Trauma 5 (4)
   Knee problem 31 (27)
   Hip problem 4 (3)
   Other 5 (4)
Duration of symptoms (months)   59.0 (86.6)
Patients using walking aid 23 (19)  
Number of co-morbidities per patient   0.78 (0.95)
Patients with imagining diagnostic test results at time of consult 109 (91)  
Lower Extremity Functional Scale – LEFS score (%)   46.3 (19.1)
  1. SD= standard deviation.
  2. n= 119.
  3. §n= 117.
  4. n= 111.
  5. n= 106.
  6. n= 116.