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Table 2 Number and proportion of people who received footwear advice from health professionals and non health professionals (n = 204)

From: A survey of footwear advice, beliefs and wear habits in people with knee osteoarthritis

  n (%)
Received advice from a health professional, yes 69 (33.8%)
Health professional(s) who provided advice*  
Podiatrist 47 (68.1%)
Physiotherapist 20 (29.0%)
General practitioner 20 (29.0%)
Rheumatologist 5 (7.3%)
Surgeon 13 (18.8%)
Sports physician 5 (7.3%)
Dietician 0 (0.0%)
Psychologist 0 (0.0%)
Chiropractor 9 (13.0%)
Occupational therapist 2 (2.9%)
Exercise physiologist/exercise instructor/personal trainer 7 (10.1%)
Osteopath 2 (2.9%)
Other 3 (4.4%)
Received advice from a Non health professional, yes 45 (22.1%)
Non health professional(s) who provided advice*  
Friend 22 (48.9%)
Family member 19 (42.2%)
Internet 8 (17.8%)
Footwear retailer 18 (40.0%)
Media 2 (4.4%)
Colleague 4 (8.9%)
Other 6 (13.3%)
  1. *Participants could respond to multiple categories hence proportions may not add up to 100%.