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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics among respondents (N = 358)

From: Patient satisfaction with outpatient physical therapy in Saudi Arabia

  Number Percentage
Age groups
 ≤ 30 120 33.5%
 31–50 187 52.2%
 > 50 51 14.2%
Gender
 Male 83 23.2%
 Female 275 76.8%
Educational status
 Less than secondary 50 14.0%
 Secondary 80 22.3%
 College or higher 228 63.7%
Occupation
 Working 149 41.6%
 Student 64 17.9%
 Retired 36 10.1%
 Unemployed 109 30.4%
Body parts treated
 Neck and shoulder 54 15.3%
 Back 108 30.5%
 Upper limb 54 15.3%
 Lower limb 94 26.6%
 Multiple areas 25 7.1%
 Others 19 5.4%
Time spent in the clinic (min)
 0–15 min 76 21.2%
 16–30 min 165 46.1%
 31–60 min 87 24.3%
 > 60 min 30 8.4%
Pain duration in the body parts treated
 Last 3 months 87 24.3%
 Last 6 months 52 14.5%
 Last year 219 61.2%
Physical therapy treatment times during last year
 This is the first time 114 31.8%
 2–4 times 127 35.5%
 > 4 times 117 32.7%
Post treatment health status
 Better 272 76.0%
 No change 61 17.0%
 Worse 25 7.0%
Physical therapy speciality
 Musculoskeletal 237 66.9%
 Neurology 60 16.9%
 Sport injuries 25 7.1%
 Women’s Health 16 4.5%
 Others 16 4.5%
City of treatment
 Riyadh 263 80.9%
 Outside Riyadh 62 19.1%