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Table 1 Characteristics of participants (n = 179)

From: Diagnostic validity and triage concordance of a physiotherapist compared to physicians’ diagnoses for common knee disorders

Characteristics n (%) mean (SD)
Age (years)   49.9 (16.1)
Sex
 Female 114 (64)  
 Male 65 (36)  
Body Mass Index (Kg\m2)   29.1 (6.5)
Recruitment site
 Orthopaedic clinic 142 (80)  
 Family medicine unit 15 (8)  
 University community 22 (12)  
History of trauma 47 (26)  
Bilateral knee pain 39 (22)  
Duration of pain at time of consultation
 <3 months 17 (10)  
 3–12 months 45 (25)  
 ≥ 12 months 117 (65)  
KOOS- Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (%)
 Pain   58.6 (19.7)
 Symptoms   71.0 (19.6)
 Activity of Daily Living   66.1 (21.8)
 Sports   31.4 (24.8)
 Quality of Life   40.9 (20.3)
K6 psychological distress scale (/30)   26.0 (4.5)
  1. SD standard deviation; KOOS: 0 indicates a severe condition and 100 indicates a normal knee; K6: 6 indicates serious mental illness and 30 indicates no mental illness