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Table 1 Univariate analysis of the influencing factors of adherence to KOA exercise therapy

From: Construction of an adherence rating scale for exercise therapy for patients with knee osteoarthritis

Factor Adherence x2/Z P
Good Bad
Gender
 Male 22 31 0.038 0.846
 Female 71 94   
Age #
  < 60 60 41 −4.979 < 0.001
 60–75 24 44   
  > 75 9 40   
Medical history #
  < 6 29 37 −0.332 0.740
 6–12 31 41   
  > 12 33 47   
Number of joints #
 Unilateral 29 30 −1.263 0.207
 Bilateral 31 42   
 Knee + other 33 53   
Education level #
 College and above 60 25 −6.734 < 0.001
 High school 19 38   
 Elementary school 14 62   
Nature of occupation
 Mainly mental work 69 72 6.427 0.011
 Mainly physical work 24 53   
Social support
 Good 85 77 24.804 < 0.001
 Fair 8 48   
Lifestyle
 Regular 79 57 35.181 < 0.001
 Irregular 14 68   
Exercise habit
 Yes 60 47 15.459 < 0.001
 No 33 78   
Knowledge of KOA prevention and treatment #
 Good 57 41 −4.830 < 0.001
 Fair 29 45   
 Poor 7 39   
Degree of care needed to treat the disease #
 Good 54 22 −7.492 < 0.001
 Fair 33 41   
 Poor 6 62   
Familiarity of the exercise therapy
 Familiar 88 82 26.162 < 0.001
 Not familiar 5 43   
Treatment regimen
 Simple 74 70 13.212 < 0.001
 Complex 19 55   
Medical staff-patient relationship
 Good 79 100 0.888 0.346
 Fair 14 25   
Treatment confidence
 Good 80 100 1.343 0.246
 Poor 13 25   
  1. Note: # analysed using the nonparametric rank-sum test