Skip to main content

Table 2 Clinical and demographic characteristics of respondents. Values are expressed as Number (%) unless reported otherwise (n = 200)

From: Management of first metatarsophalangeal joint osteoarthritis by physical therapists and podiatrists in Australia and the United Kingdom: a cross-sectional survey of current clinical practice

 Total Sample (N = 200)Podiatrists (N = 113)Physical therapists (N = 87)p-value
Country   < 0.01
 Australia140 (70)92 (81)48 (55) 
 United Kingdom60 (30)21 (19)39 (45) 
Sex, female117 (59)61 (54)56 (64)0.14
Profession   NA
 Podiatrist113 (57)113 (100)0 (0) 
 Physical therapist87 (44)0 (0)87 (100) 
Age range   < 0.01
 29 years or younger74 (37)33 (29)41 (47) 
 30–39 years54 (27)25 (22)29 (33) 
 40–49 years41 (21)31 (27)10 (12) 
 50–59 years28 (14)21 (19)7 (8) 
 60–69 years3 (2)3 (3)0 (0) 
Years since graduating, mean (SD)14.2 (10)16.3 (10.7)11.5 (8.2)< 0.01
Work setting   0.24
 Exclusively private121 (61)73 (65)48 (55) 
 Exclusively public36 (18)16 (14)20 (23) 
 Combination43 (22)24 (21)19 (22) 
Frequency treating patients with first MTP joint OA   < 0.01
 Infrequently (≤1 in the last 6-months)25 (13)2 (2)23 (26) 
 Somewhat frequently (between 2 and 5 in the last 6-months)70 (35)21 (19)49 (56) 
 Frequently (at least 1 per month)46 (12)32 (28)14 (16) 
 Very frequently (at least 1 per week)59 (30)58 (51)1 (1) 
Postgraduate training for osteoarthritis60 (30)32 (28)28 (32)0.55
Postgraduate training for foot pain91 (46)55 (49)36 (41)0.30
Postgraduate training in exercise therapy70 (35)26 (23)44 (51)< 0.01
Postgraduate training in manual therapy98 (49)42 (37)56 (64)< 0.01
Postgraduate training in pharmacology27 (14)21 (19)6 (7)0.02
Postgraduate training in orthotic/footwear prescription82 (41)62 (55)20 (23)< 0.01
  1. Please note, total percentage values (calculated by summing each sub-category for each column) may be greater than 100% due to rounding
  2. MTP Metatarsophalangeal
  3. *Indicates P < 0.001; ** indicates P < 0.01; *** P < 0.05