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Table 4 Use of exercise according to MOVE consensus-derived attitude statement responses: statements relating to the delivery of, and adherence to, exercise

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

Attitude statement Response to attitude statement Used exercise for the vignette patient Odds ratio (95% CI) for use of exercise
Yes No
Exercise for CKP is most beneficial when it is tailored to meet individual patient needsa Neither disagree or agree 13 (18%) 60 (82%) 1.00
(Strongly) disagree 0 (0%) 9 (100%) - - - -
(Strongly) agree 91 (12%) 650 (88%) 1.55 (0.82,2.93)
A standard set of exercises is sufficient for every patient with chronic knee problemsa Neither disagree or agree 38 (13%) 254 (87%) 1.00
(Strongly) disagree 54 (13%) 367 (87%) 1.02 (0.65,1.59)
(Strongly) agree 9 (8%) 99 (92%) 1.65 (0.77,3.53)
GPs should educate CKP patients about how to change their lifestyle for the betterb Neither disagree or agree 12 (24%) 38 (76%) 1.00
(Strongly) disagree 3 (33%) 6 (67%) 0.63 (0.14,2.92)
(Strongly) agree 88 (12%) 676 (89%) 2.43 (1.22,4.82)
It is important that people with CKP increase their overall activity levelsa Neither disagree or agree 17 (22%) 62 (79%) 1.00
(Strongly) disagree 5 (50%) 5 (50%) 0.27 (0.07,1.06)
(Strongly) agree 82 (11%) 653 (89%) 2.18 (1.22,3.91)
How well a patient complies with their exercise programme determines how effective it will bea Neither disagree or agree 12 (13%) 79 (87%) 1.00
(Strongly) disagree 7 (32%) 15 (68%) 0.33 (0.11,0.96)
(Strongly) agree 85 (12%) 627 (88%) 1.12 (0.59,2.14)
GPs should follow-up patients to monitor extent of continuation of exercisesb Neither disagree or agree 37 (12%) 265 (88%) 1.00
(Strongly) disagree 33 (13%) 212 (87%) 0.90 (0.54,1.48)
(Strongly) agree 33 (12%) 243 (88%) 1.03 (0.62,1.70)
It is the patient’s own responsibility to continue doing their exercise programmeb Neither disagree or agree 6 (13%) 42 (88%) 1.00
(Strongly) disagree 2 (29%) 5 (71%) 0.36 (0.06,2.27)
(Strongly) agree 96 (12%) 675 (88%) 1.00 (0.42,2.43)
  1. CI confidence interval, CKP chronic knee pain, GP general practitioner
  2. a = Beliefs about consequences; b = Role and identity
  3. CI not spanning 1.0 are captured in bold