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Table 3 Descriptive statistics of patients (n = 393)

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

Patient variable Outcome
Gender, n (%) Female/Male 240 (61)/153 (39)
Age yrs., n (%) ≤30 9 (2.3)
  31–45 22 (5.6)
  46–59 81 (20.6)
  60–75 154 (39.2)
  76–85 99 (25.2)
  ≥86 28 (3.1)
Education, n (%) Lower 143 (36.3)
  Middle 83 (21.1)
  Higher 46 (11.7)
  Othera 121 (31)
Recurrence of the complaint, n (%) Yes 139 (36)
  No 250 (64)
Severity, mean (SD, 95 % C.I.) Start therapy 6.84 (0.1, 6.6–7.0)
  End therapy 3.19 (0.1, 2.9–3.4)
Disease, n Cancer Neoplasm or lymphatic system 1
   Esophageal malignancy 1
Nervous system 1
Neoplasm bronchus/lung 1
  Cardiovascular Heart failure 2
Heart valve disease 2
Cerebral ischemia 1
Cerebrovascular accident 39
Claudicatio intermittent 18
  Rheumatic disorders Fibromyalgia 15
Rheumatoid arthritisb 40
Other arthritis 26
Tietze syndrome 4
  Degenerative bone and joint disorders Osteoarthritis of the Spine 76
Osteoarthritis of the Hip 34
Osteoarthritis of the Knee 70
Osteoporosis 16
  Disorder (central) nervous system Multiple sclerosis 6
Parkinson 15
Alzheimer disease 2
  Lung diseases Chronic bronchitis 2
Emphysema/COPD 17
Asthma 2
  Metabolic disorders Cystic fibrosis 1
Diabetes Mellitus 1
  1. aFilled in by therapist as other, % percentage, n number, SD standard deviation, yrs. Years
  2. b(incl. rheumatic polymyalgia), CI Convenience Interval
  3. % percentage, n number, SD standard deviation, X mean, yrs. Years