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Table 2 Clinical activity (percentage of responders in each profession and results of logistic regression (odds ratio)). Statistically significant difference with p < 0.05, * with Chi squared and # with Fischer’s test. p values for each significant comparison are included in the Additional file 1: Table S2

From: National profile of foot orthotic provision in the United Kingdom, part 2: podiatrist, orthotist and physiotherapy practices

  Professional registration Odds ratio
Pod Orth Physio Pod versus orth Pod versus physio Physio versus orth
Referral request Assess and decide if FO is necessary 47.1% 40.9% 42.9%
Request for provision of FO* 10.4% 32.3% 0.0% 0.2
Assessment without reference to treatment* 39.5% 21.5% 53.1% 2.4 0.1 4.1
Self-referrals 1.4% 1.1% 0.0%
Other 1.7% 4.3% 4.1%
% of work time providing FO/ week < 10%* 40.6% 9.7% 87.8% 6.8 0.2 39.9
10–50%* 39.5% 43.0% 12.2% 1.5 2.4 0.6
51–90%* 16.8% 46.2% 0.0% 0.02 15 0.02
91–100% 3.1% 1.1% 0.0%
Patients treated who have prior FO 0–25%* 57.7% 37.6% 73.5% 2.2 0.5 2.1
26–50%* 28.3% 39.8% 18.4% 0.6 1.7 0.6
51–75% 7.3% 11.8% 4.1%
76–100% 1.7% 0.0% 4.1%
Don’t know 5.3% 9.7% 0.0%
FO provided/ month 1–10* 38.1% 4.3% 81.6% 10.3 0.2 68.6
11–50* 47.1% 49.5% 16.3% 1.9 4.04 0.2
51–100* 11.8% 29.0% 2.0% 0.04 6.6 0.05
> 100# 3.1% 17.2% 0.0% 0.2
  1. Pod podiatrist, physio physiotherapist, orth orthotist, FO foot orthoses