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Research Article

Patient Preferences for Receiving Remote Communication Support for Lifestyle Physical Activity Behaviour Change: The Perspective of Patients with Musculoskeletal Disorders from Three Hospital Services

Table 1

Patient characteristics for the total sample and separately for each service.

All participants
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Musculoskeletal physical therapy clinic
()
Screening clinic and multidisciplinary service
()
Aquatic physical therapy
()

Age
mean (SD)
53 (15)51 (15)53 (13)59 (13)
Gender male 
(%)
116 (52%)65 (51%)27 (54%)24 (54%)
Body mass index
median (interquartile range)
28.3
(23.8–32.8)
27.8
(23.7–31.7)
26.3
(23.9–33.8)
30.6
(24.1–34.1)
Sufficiently physically active 
(%)
112 (50%)71 (56%)18 (36%)23 (52%)
Desired referral to PA program 
(%)
155 (70%)79 (62%)41 (82%)35 (79%)
Primary presenting condition
 Back condition (%)84 (38%)34 (27%)36 (72%)14 (32%)
 Shoulder condition (%)38 (17%)29 (23%)4 (8%)5 (11%)
 Knee condition (%)19 (9%)11 (9%)1 (2%)7 (16%)
 Neck condition (%)18 (8%)14 (11%)4 (8%)
 Elbow, wrist, or hand condition (%)12 (5%)12 (9%)
 Ankle condition (%)10 (5%)7 (6%)1 (2%)2 (5%)
 Hip condition (%)8 (4%)2 (2%)2 (4%)4 (9%)
 Weight loss (%)1 (<1%)1 (1%)
 Other conditions (%)31 (14%)17 (13%)2 (4%)12 (27%)