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Table 2 Participant demographics (n = 254 unless otherwise stated)

From: Speech pathologists’ experiences with stroke clinical practice guidelines and the barriers and facilitators influencing their use: a national descriptive study

Variables N %
Gender   
  Male 8 3.5%
  Female 246 96.5%
Age   
  20-30 years 123 48.2%
  31-40 years 76 30.2%
  41-50 years 32 12.5%
  51-60 years 19 7.5%
  61-64 years 4 1.6%
  65 + years 0 0.0%
No. of years since graduation   
  Less than 5 years 83 35.5%
  5-10 years 73 29.0%
  10-20 years 57 22.4%
  More than 20 years 41 16.1%
Highest level of academic achievement   
  Bachelor 148 58.4%
  Honours 42 16.5%
  Post graduate certificate/diploma 9 3.5%
  Masters 46 18.0%
  PhD 9 3.5%
State/Territory of work environment   
  Australian capital territory 2 0.8%
  New South Wales 89 35.0%
  Northern territory 3 1.2%
  Queensland 70 27.6%
  South Australia 16 6.3%
  Tasmania 8 3.1%
  Victoria 48 18.9%
  Western Australia 18 7.1%
Work region   
  Metropolitan 175 68.6%
  Rural 75 29.8%
  Remote 4 1.6%
Work environment   
  Government 227 89.0%
  Non-profit organisation 8 3.5%
  Private practice 9 3.5%
  University 5 2.0%
  Other 5 2.0%
Clinical continuum of care setting (n = 106)   
  Acute setting 27 25.5%
  Inpatient setting 30 28.3%
  Outpatient setting 12 11.3%
  Community setting 15 14.2%
  Residential care setting 1 0.9%
  Combination of above 21 19.8%
Multidisciplinary team   
  Members of a multidisciplinary team 245 96.5%
  Not members of a multidisciplinary team 9 3.5%
Dedicated stroke unit team   
  Members of a multidisciplinary team who were part of a dedicated stroke unit team 99 40.2%
  Members of a multidisciplinary team who were not part of a dedicated stroke unit team 146 59.8%
Years working with neurogenic communication disorders   
  1-5 years 115 45.5%
  6-10 years 63 24.7%
  11-15 years 32 12.5%
  16-20 years 22 8.6%
  More than 20 years 22 8.6%
Approximate percentage of caseload that contains people who have had a stroke   
  Less than 5% 15 5.9%
  5% 10 3.9%
  10% 17 6.7%
  30% 49 19.3%
  50% 63 24.8%
  75% 84 33.1%
  100% 16 6.3%