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Table 3 Correlation between equipment and facility availability with percentage (%) of total time spent on non-ACFI tasks in a typical week

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

Equipment available ρ (95% CI)
 Mobility aid -0.01 (-0.16, 0.13)
 Heat pack 0.09 (-0.05, 0.23)
 Cold pack 0.07 (-0.08, 0.21)
 Wax bath 0.11 (-0.03, 0.26)
 Tilt table 0.14 (-0.00, 0.28)
 Resistance band 0.28 (0.14, 0.41)
 Free weights 0.17 (0.02, 0.31)
 Weights machine 0.14 (-0.01, 0.28)
 Pulleys 0.11 (-0.04, 0.25)
 Parallel bars 0.14 (-0.01, 0.28)
 Exercise bike/pedals 0.23 (0.08, 0.36)
 Treadmill 0.15 (0.01, 0.29)
 Electrotherapy 0.00 (-0.14, 0.15)
 Bariatric specific equipment 0.11 (-0.04, 0.25)
 Balance equipment -0.03 (-0.17, 0.12)
 Standing machine -0.10 (-0.24, 0.05)
 Light gait 0.07 (-0.08, 0.21)
 Hand pedals -0.08 (-0.22, 0.07)
 Sporting games/equipment 0.05 (-0.10, 0.19)
Facility available
 Hydrotherapy pool 0.11 (-0.04, 0.25)
 Pool 0.12 (-0.02, 0.27)
 Stairs/steps/ramp 0.07 (-0.08, 0.21)
 Designated therapy space/room/gym 0.19 (0.04, 0.32)
 Resident’s room -0.04 (-0.18, 0.11)
 Communal space 0.15 (0.00, 0.29)
 Outdoor space 0.13 (-0.02, 0.27)
 Walking paths within facility 0.01 (-0.14, 0.15)
  1. ρ Spearman’s rho, ACFI Aged Care Funding Instrument
  2. Bolded correlation coefficients were significant at a p value < 0.05