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Table 1 Characteristics of the sample

From: The Italian version of the Physical Therapy Patient Satisfaction Questionnaire - [PTPSQ-I(15)]: psychometric properties in a sample of inpatients

Variable Category n Percentage
Gender Female 79 53.4%
Male 69 46.6%
Age (in classes) 18-25 5 3.4%
25-40 22 14.9%
40-65 63 42.6%
>65 58 39.2%
Married Yes* 87 58.8%
No** 61 41.2%
Working Yes 65 43.9%
No 13 8.8%
Retired 70 47.3%
Education Elementary 36 24.3%
Mid school 52 35.1%
Upper school 39 26.4%
University 21 14.2%
Facility recommended by Doctor 103 69.6%
Friends 10 6.8%
Other Patients 9 6.1%
Other 26 17.6%
First treatment in the facility Yes 79 53.4%
No 69 46.6%
First physical therapy treatment Yes 51 34.5%
No 97 65.5%
Therapist’s gender Female 67 45.3%
Male 81 54.7%
Payment Direct payment 33 22.3%
Co-Payment 61 41.2%
Fully covered (National Health System) 47 31.8%
Insurance 7 4.7%
  1. * = married, living together. ** = single, widowed, divorced.