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Table 1 Characteristics, at baseline, of the therapists; the geographical locations and populations covered by the services; and the children on the services’ caseloads

From: Using shared goal setting to improve access and equity: a mixed methods study of the Good Goals intervention in children’s occupational therapy

    Service A Service B Service C
    n¥= 25 n¥= 17 n¥= 5
Therapists’ characteristics Band n(%) 4: 4 (16%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%)
   5: 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
   6: 5 (20%) 5a (31%) 3 (60%)
   7: 15 (60%) 10 (63%) 0 (0%)
   8: 1 (4%) 1 (6%) 1 (20%)
  Years as therapist (Median[IQR]) 13 (8-17) 15 (9-26) 7 (4-12)
  Years in paediatrics (Median[IQR]) 8 (2-14) 7 (3-16) 6 (3-12)
Geographical and population characteristics Miles required to travel to attend weekly Good Goals meetings with colleagues (mean[SD])b 7.0 [8.7] 15.2 [13.6] 0
  Age of the children on caseload at baseline in years and months (mean [SD]) 5y 7m 4y 5m 6y 4m
    [3yr 11m] [3yr 4m] [3yr 10m]
  % of area in most deprived 15% in Scotland [53] 13.3 4.8 29.4
Medical diagnoses of the children on caseloads (%)(ordered based on level of medical complexity from high to low) Cerebral Palsy 23 41 18
  Other (e.g., global developmental delay, muscular dystrophy) 55 45 41
  Autistic spectrum disorder/ Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder/ Tourette’s syndrome 14 9 27
  Developmental coordination disorder/dyspraxia 2 7 0
  No medical diagnosis 20 16 29
  1. ¥n here refers to number of therapists in the service (demographic and case note data was collected from all therapists in each service). a Data are missing for one senior therapist. b Travel distances calculated using Google maps (http://maps.google.co.uk/).