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Table 1 Characteristics of participants (n = 222) and the RACFs they worked in

From: The type and scope of physiotherapy is under-utilised in Australian residential aged care facilities: a national, cross-sectional survey of physiotherapists

Physiotherapists
Female, n (%) 157 (71.7)
Age, mean (SD), years 38.6 (12.91)
Average hours per week, mean (SD) 30.1 (10)
Employment status,an (%)
 Employed by RACF 61 (27.5)
 Self-employed 20 (9.0)
 Employed by external agency 145 (65.3)
Number of RACFs worked at, median (IQR) 1 (2)
Years worked as physiotherapist, median (IQR) 7 (19)
Years worked in RACF, median (IQR) 4 (6)
RACFs
 Mean percentage of older adults receiving physiotherapy, mean (SD) 53.1 (22.9)
Remoteness, n (%)a (3.2% missing data)
  Major city 150 (69.8)
  Inner regional 26 (12.1)
  Outer regional 8 (3.7)
  Very remote  < 5
  Multiple regions 27 (12.6)
State, n (%)a (3.2% missing data)
  New South Wales 79 (36.7)
  Victoria 59 (27.4)
  Queensland 26 (12.1)
  Western Australia 21 (9.8)
  South Australia 17 (7.9)
  Tasmania 5 (2.3)
  Otherb 8 (3.7)
Sector, n (%)a (2.3% missing data)
  Public 18 (8.3)
  Private 122 (56.2)
  Not-for-profit 116 (53.5)
  Aboriginal cooperation  < 5
Special services provided, n (%)a (2.7% missing data)
  Dementia 194 (89.8)
  Respite 172 (79.6)
  Palliative care 163 (75.5)
  Rehabilitation/Short-term restorative care 48 (22.2)
  Transition care 30 (13.9)
  Mental health 29 (13.4)
  Flexible care 26 (12.0)
  Culture specific services/facilities 15 (6.9)
  LGBTQI + support 14 (6.5)
  Homeless support 7 (3.2)
  Day hospital  < 5
  Otherc  < 5
  None 6 (2.8)
Type of respite service, n (%) (26.6% missing data)
  Initial assessment 60 (36.8)
  Falls review 38 (23.3)
  Mobility assessments 37 (22.7)
  Post-hospital discharge  < 5
  Private physiotherapy 19 (11.7)
  Equipment provision 11 (6.7)
  Rehabilitation 5 (3.1)
  Cardio-respiratory physiotherapy  < 5
  Unspecified 10 (6.1)
  Exercise prescription 32 (19.6)
  Pain management 30 (18.4)
  1. a Categories are not mutually exclusive
  2. b Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory
  3. c Other refers to categories with less than 5 counts which include disability care, hospital in the home, shared campus with local hospital
  4. IQR Interquartile range; RACF Residential Aged Care Facility; LGBTQI + Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex;
  5. AHPs Allied Health Professionals; SD standard deviation