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Table 3 Influence of patient characteristics on PTOPS domain scores (n = 131)

From: Patient Satisfaction with private Physiotherapy for musculoskeletal Pain

Patient Characteristic Median (IRQ) Test StatisticΩ p value
  Enhancer   
Gender (Male: female) 41.0 (5.5) 41.0 (6.0) 1968.000 0.439
Age (<38: ≥ 38 years) 41.0 (6.0) 42.0 (5.3) 1995.000 0.518
First Physiotherapy (Yes: No) 40.0 (6.5) 41.0 (5.0) 1720.000 0.296
Qualification/Degree (Yes: No) 41.0 (5.0) 40.0 (7.0) 2117.000 0.952
Secondary School Educational (Not complete: Complete) 42.0 (6.5) 41 (6.0) 1027.000 0.420
  Detractor   
Gender (Male: female) 20.0 (5.0) 18.0 (5.0) 1634.000 0.020*
Age (<38:≥ 38 years) 21.0 (4.0) 18.0 (4.0) 1331.000 <0.001*β
First Physiotherapy (Yes: No) 19.0 (5.0) 19.0 (4.5) 1738.000 0.338
Qualification/Degree (Yes: No) 19.0 (5.0) 19.9 (5.0) 2016.000 0.597
Secondary School Educational (Not complete: Complete) 18.0 (6.0) 19.0 (5.0) 957.000 0.213
  Location   
Gender (Male: female) 28.0 (5.0) 28.0 (5.0) 2016.500 0.582
Age (<38: ≥ 38 years) 28.0 (5.0) 28.0 (4.0) 2094.500 0.851
First Physiotherapy (Yes: No) 28.0 (3.5) 28.0 (5.0) 1707.000 0.266
Qualification/Degree (Yes: No) 29.0 (4.0) 28.0 (6.0) 1686.500 0.039*
Secondary School Educational (< 6 years: ≥ 6 years) 28.0 (4.5) 28.0 (5.0) 1150.000 0.975
  Cost   
Gender (Male: female) 19.0 (4.0) 19.0(3.0) 1887.500 0.308
Age (<38: ≥ 38 years) 19.0 (4.0) 19.0 (3.0) 1913.000 0.379
First Physiotherapy (Yes: No) 19.0 (4.0) 19.0 (3.5) 1834.500 0.701
Qualification/Degree (Yes: No) 19.0 (4.0) 19.0 (4.0) 825.000 0.204
Secondary School Educational (< 6 years: ≥ 6 years) 17.0 (4.0) 19.0 (4.0) 819.500 0.038*
  1. Ω Mann Whitney U test; *Significant at p < 0.05; βSignificant at p < 0.01 (Bonferroni adjustment for multiplicity)