BioMed Research International / 2015 / Article / Tab 2

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 2

Median and interquartile range (IQR) preference rating for each of the five communication modalities (0 lowest, 10 highest).

All participants
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Musculoskeletal physical therapy clinic
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Screening clinic and multidisciplinary service
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Aquatic physical therapy
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Median
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Median
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Median
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Printed materials7 (4–10)6 (3–10)7 (5–10)8 (5.5–10)
Telephone5 (0–7)5 (0–7)4.5 (0–7)5 (0–8.5)
Email5 (0–9)5 (0–9)4.5 (0–8)3 (0–9)
SMS (texting)1 (0–5)1 (0–7)2 (0–5)0 (0–5)
Social network private messages0 (0–2)0 (0–2)0 (0–2)0 (0–0)