Skip to main content

Table 1 Characteristics of survey respondents

From: Characterising Australian memory clinics: current practice and service needs informing national service guidelines

  Overall Metropolitan Regional Public Private NSW VIC QLD SA WA TAS
Respondents, n (%) 100 (100.0) 79 (79.0) 21 (21.0) 76 (76.0) 24 (24.0) 43 (43.0) 39 (39.0) 7 (7.0) 4 (4.0) 4 (4.0) 3 (3.0)
Profession, n (%)
 Clinical Coordinator/ Administrative support 14 (14.0) 8 (10.1) 6 (28.6)* 10 (13.2) 4 (16.7) 6 (14.0) 8 (20.5) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
 Clinical Neuropsychologist 40 (40.0)$ 37 (46.9)$ 3 (14.3)* 27 (35.5) 13 (54.2) 19 (44.2) 14 (35.9) 3 (42.9)$ 3 (75.0) 1 (25.0) 0 (0.0)
 Psychiatrist 2 (2.0) 2 (2.5) 0 (0.0) 2 (2.6) 0 (0.0) 2 (4.7) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
 Neurologist 10 (10.0) 9 (11.4) 1 (4.8) 7 (9.2) 3 (12.5) 3 (7.0) 4 (10.3) 0 (0.0) 1 (25.0) 1 (25.0) 1 (33.3)
 Geriatrician 25 (25.0) 17 (21.5) 8 (38.1) 19 (25.0) 6 (25.0) 12 (27.9) 6 (15.4) 4 (57.1) 0 (0.0) 1 (25.0) 2 (66.7)
 Registered Nurse 9 (9.0) 5 (6.3) 4 (19.0) 8 (10.5) 1 (4.2) 2 (4.7) 6 (15.4) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (25.0) 0 (0.0)
 Allied health (i.e., Occupational therapist, speech pathologist) 7 (7.0) 6 (7.6) 1 (4.8) 7 (9.2) 0.0 (0.0 0 (0.0) 7 (17.9)** 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
 Other 13 (13.0) 8 (10.1) 5 (23.8) 10 (13.2) 3 (12.5) 8 (18.6) 3 (7.7) 1 (14.3) 0 (0.0) 1 (25.0) 0 (0.0)
Clinic setting, Public/Private, (Public) 83/17 (83.0) 65/14 (82.3) 18/3 (85.7) 31/12 (72.1) 38/1 (97.4)** 7/0 (100.0) 3/1 (75.0) 2/2 (50.0) 2/1 (66.7)
Locality Metropolitan/Regional, (Metropolitan) 79/21 (79.0) 59/17 (77.6) 20/4 (83.3) 33/10 (76.7) 32/7 (82.1) 6/1 (85.7) 4/0 (100.0) 3/1 (75.0) 1/2 (33.3)
  1. $One respondent identified as a ‘clinical psychologist’
  2. *Significant difference between metropolitan versus regional (Chi-square; p < .05)
  3. **Significant difference between NSW versus VIC (Chi-square; p < .01)