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Table 1 Participant characteristics (n = 231)a

From: Health care professionals’ attitudes towards evidence-based medicine in the workers’ compensation setting: a cohort study

Main category Sub category N (%)
Age 18–30 years 17 (7%)
  31–40 years 43 (19%)
  41–50 years 54 (23%)
  51–60 years 79 (34%)
  >60 years 37 (16%)
Sex Female 83 (36%)
  Male 147 (64%)
Clinical specialty Chiropractic 31 (13%)
  Clinical psychology 36 (16%)
  General practice 15 (6%)
  Injury management 14 (6%)
  Musculoskeletal & Occupational Medicine & Rheumatology 26 (11%)
  Pain & Rehabilitation Medicine 31 (13%)
  Physiotherapy 37 (16%)
  Surgery 39 (17%)
Work hours Full time 58 (25%)
  Part time 172 (75%)
Clinical setting - geographical Urban 169 (73%)
  Rural 36 (16%)
  Both 25 (11%)
Clinical setting - type Public hospital 27 (12%)
  Private hospital 20 (9%)
  Community 96 (42%)
  Multiple settings 87 (38%)
Work experience <10 years 41 (18%)
  10–20 years 73 (32%)
  >20 years 116 (50%)
Providing workers’ compensation services No 39 (17%)
  Yes 191 (83%)
  1. a231 participants were included, of which one participant did not complete the demographic characteristics