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Table 2 Descriptive statistics of the physiotherapists (n = 39)

From: Exploring physiotherapists’ personality traits that may influence treatment outcome in patients with chronic diseases: a cohort study

Therapist variables   Outcome
Gender, n (%) Female/Male 10 (26)/29 (74)
Age (yrs.), n (%) ≤30 1 (2.5)
  31–45 6 (17)
  46–59 23 (57.5)
  60+ 9 (22.5)
Educationa, n (%) Specialization 9 (23)
  Academic Education (MSc.) 2 (5)
  Course aimed at chronic patients 12 (30)
  Course aimed at communication & coaching 15 (38)
  Course aimed at self-management 7 (18)
  None of above 13 (33)
Life-changing event ≤3 years., n (%) Yes/No 19 (52)/17 (47)
Big Five, mean (min – max) Neuroticism 2.38 (1.25–3.88)
  Extraversion 3.49 (2.63–4.63)
  Agreeableness 3.75 (3.00–4.78)
  Conscientiousness 3.69 (2.89–4.89)
  Openness to experiences 3.42 (2.70–4.80)
  1. % Percentage, n number, min minimum, max maximum, SD standard deviation, Yrs. Years
  2. amore than one answer possible