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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of physical therapists (PTs) (n = 122)

From: Using knowledge brokers to facilitate the uptake of pediatric measurement tools into clinical practice: a before-after intervention study

  n (%)
Province of Practice  
East (Ontario) 71 (58.2)
West (Alberta and British Columbia) 51 (41.8)
Length of employment at current practice site  
Less than 1 year 15 (12.3)
1 year to <5 years 36 (29.5)
5 years to < 10 years 21 (17.2)
10 years or longer 50 (41.0)
Number of years working in childhood disability  
Less than 1 year 8 (6.6)
1 year to <5years 24 (19.7)
5 years to <10 years 29 (23.8)
10 years or longer 61 (50.0)
Number of PTs contracted to work in other settings (with children with CP)  
Community-based 18 (14.8)
Centre/facility-based 4 (3.3)
Number of PTs serving children in various age ranges (all settings)*  
Birth to <3 years 87 (71.3)
3 years to <6 years 99 (81.1)
6 years to <12 years 90 (73.4)
12 years or older 79 (64.8)
Percentage of time spent in direct care (mean, (SD)) 53.4 (25.1)
Geographical region predominantly served  
Urban (population >100,000) 88 (72.1)
Rural (population between 3,000 and 99,999) 33 (27.0)
Remote (population less than 3,000) 1 (0.8)
  1. Note: * PTs could be working with children in more than 1 age group;
  2. PT = physical therapist, CP = cerebral palsy, SD = standard deviation, n = number, % = percent of total