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Table 1 Characteristics of the participants (focus groups, n = 58). – -

From: Physical activity promotion in daily exercise therapy: the perspectives of exercise therapists in German rehabilitation settings

  Total Orthopaedics (back pain) Orthopaedics
(THR, TKR)*
Neurology Oncology Addiction Psychosomatics
n M (Range SD) n M (Range SD) n M (Range SD) n M (Range SD) n M (Range SD) n M (Range SD) n M (Range SD)
Characteristic
Number of participants 58   11   10   9   8   10   10  
Form of carea
 Inpatient 47   5   8   9   7   9   9  
 Outpatient 29   9   8   3   2   1   6  
Age (in years)   45 (28–1 ± 10)   44 (28–58 ± 12)   50 (39–57 ± 7)   45 (34–53 ± 6)   44 (28–56 ± 11)   45 (28–58 ± 10)   43 (30–60 ± 10)
Gender
 Female 24   6   5   1   4   4   4  
 Male 34   5   5   8   4   6   6  
Head of exercise therapy department
 Yes 50   8   9   9   8   8   8  
 Nob 8   3   1       2   2  
Educational background
 Physiotherapy 22   4   6   5   3   1   3  
 Exercise therapyc / sport science 38   8   5   5   5   8   7  
 Other 12   1   4   2    3   2  
Professional experience (in years)
 Educational background in physiotherapy   21 (4–35 ± 9)   24 (8–35 ± 12)   22 (18–31 ± 5)   23 (19–28 ± 3)   26 (18–34 ± 8)   5–   13 (4–24 ± 10)
 Educational background in exercise therapy / sport science   17 (2–39 ± 10)   18 (3–39 ± 13)   19 (2–35 ± 14)   14 (5–22 ± 8)   11 (2–28 ± 12)   18 (6–31 ± 8)   19 (10–34 ± 9)
  1. Notes. (THR, TKR)* = total hip replacement, total knee replacement; amultiple answers possible; bwere sent to represent the head of the department; cin Germany, this refers to the education of Sport und Bewegungstherapie