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Table 3 Use of exercise according to GPs’ beliefs about their role

From: What influences general practitioners’ use of exercise for patients with chronic knee pain? Results from a national survey

Role Use of exercise for vignette patient OR (95% CI) for use of exercise
No
n (%)
Yes
n (%)
GPs’ beliefs about their role in managing people with CKP in general
It is part of my job to manage people with CKP Neither agree nor disagree 1 (10%) 9 (90%) 1.00
(Strongly) disagree 0 (0%) 8 (100%) - - - -
(Strongly) agree 103 (13%) 710 (87%) 0.77 (0.10,6.11)
It is part of my job to provide patients with CKP with a written management plan Neither agree nor disagree 53 (15%) 309 (85%) 1.00
(Strongly) disagree 31 (16%) 159 (84%) 0.88 (0.54,1.43)
(Strongly) agree 20 (7%) 258 (93%) 2.21 (1.29,3.80)
GPs’ beliefs about their role in including exercise
It is part of my job to reassure patients about the safety of exercise for CKP Neither agree nor disagree 17 (30%) 39 (70%) 1.00
(Strongly) disagree 4 (33%) 8 (67%) 0.87 (0.23,3.29)
(Strongly) agree 83 (11%) 679 (89%) 3.57 (1.93,6.59)
Which statement best describes your role in including exercise in the management plan of a patient with CKP? I have no role in including exercise in the management plan 5 (42%) 7 (58%) 1.00
I inform patients that exercise is a management option 35 (34%) 67 (66%) 1.37 (0.40,4.62)
I advise patients to use exercise to manage their knee pain 37 (14%) 238 (87%) 4.60 (1.39,15.24)
I recommend the types of exercise patients could use 24 (7%) 329 (93%) 9.79 (2.89,33.17)
I give information on the type, frequency and duration of specific exercises 2 (2%) 86 (98%) 30.71 (5.02,188.01)
  1. CI confidence interval, CKP chronic knee pain, GP general practitioner, OR odds ratio
  2. CI not spanning 1.0 are captured in bold