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Table 2 Respondents' characteristics, treatment details and PTOPS scores (n = 131).

From: Patient Satisfaction with private Physiotherapy for musculoskeletal Pain

Category n (valid percentage %)
Male 70 (53.4)
Mean Age yrs (SD) 37.7 (1.44)
Caucasian Race 131 (100)
Marital Status:  
Married 74 (56.5)
Single 45 (34.4)
Widowed 6 (4.6)
Separated 3 (2.3)
Other 3 (2.3)
Employment Status:  
Employed 98 (74.8)
Homemaker 10 (7.6)
Student 10 (7.6)
Retired 9 (6.9)
Looking for first job 3 (2.3)
Unable to work due to sickness/disability 1 (0.8)
First time to have physiotherapy Source of patient information: 45 (34.4)
Friends/Former patients 82 (62.6)
General Practitioner (GP) 34 (26.0)
Telephone (Golden Pages) 7 (5.3)
Other 7 (5.3)
Higher Degree/Professional Qualification: 71 (54.8)
Presenting problem:  
Spinal 66 (51.5)
Upper limb: 25 (19.5)
Shoulder; Elbow; Hand/wrist 10 (7.8); 10 (7.8); 5 (3.9)
Lower Limb: 42 (32.8)
Hip; Knee; Ankle/Foot 10 (7.8); 17 (13.3); 15 (11.7)
Other 3 (2.3)
Treatment modalities received:  
Manual therapy 123 (93.9)
Advice/Education 103 (78.6)
Exercises 102 (77.9)
Home exercise programme (HEP) 93 (71)
Electrotherapy 87 (66.4)
Equipment (e.g. Brace/Insoles) 21 (16)
Cardiovascular Exercises (e.g. walking) 19 (14.5)
Other 3 (2.3)
Satisfaction Domain – Mean (SD)  
Enhancers 41.2 (3.8)
Detractors 19.4 (4.4)
Location 28.0 (4.1)
Cost 18.9 (2.8)