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Table 1 Characteristics of physical therapy faculties and educational institutions teaching EBP (n = 28)

From: Teaching evidence based practice in physical therapy in a developing country: a national survey of Philippine schools

Characteristic of members of faculties teaching EBP na %
Age range (yr)   
 26 – 30 8 28.6
 31 – 35 7 25.0
 36 – 40 8 28.6
 41 and higher 1 3.6
Gender distribution   
 Males and females in equal numbers 7 25.0
 More female than males 10 35.7
 More males than females 10 35.7
Time since graduation (yr)   
 1 – 5 8 28.6
 6 – 10 11 39.3
 11 – 15 6 21.4
Highest degree attained   
 Bachelor 9 32.1
 Physical therapy masters 3 10.7
 Non physical therapy masters 12 42.9
 Non physical therapy doctorate 3 11.1
Training on EBP as part of faculty academic preparation   
 Yes, in undergraduate program 1 3.6
 Yes, in graduate program 13 46.4
 No 14 50.0
Attendance in continuing education on research   
 Yes 22 78.6
 No 6 21.4
Attendance in continuing education on EBP   
 Yes 16 57.1
 No 12 42.9
Average frequency of reading of literature in physical therapy/academic journals by faculty per week   
 0 10 35.7
 1 7 25.0
 2 3 10.7
 More than 2 2 7.2
Research teaching experience (yr)   
 0 7 25.0
 Less than 1 2 7.1
 1 – 5 12 42.9
 6 – 10 6 21.4
Physical therapy teaching experience (yr)   
 Less than 1 1 3.6
 1 – 5 15 53.6
 6 – 10 11 39.3
Clinical practice experience (yr)   
 Less than 1 6 21.4
 1 – 5 15 53.6
 6 – 10 5 17.9
Engagement in regular clinical practice   
 Yes, less than 5 patients per week 10 35.7
 Yes, less than 5 – 10 patients per week 4 14.3
 No 14 50.0
Application of EBP in clinical practice   
 Yes 7 25.0
 No 21 75.0
Membership in professional practice organization(s)   
 Yes 22 78.6
 No 6 21.4
Characteristic of educational institutions teaching EBP   
Type of educational institution   
 Public 3 10.7
 Private 25 89.3
Location of educational institution   
 Rural/Provincial 2 7.1
 Urban/City 26 92.9
Average number of continuing education opportunities provided by educational institution per year   
 0 2 7.1
 1 2 7.1
 2 – 3 18 64.3
 More than 3 6 21.4
Access to physical therapy/academic journals   
 Printed version 22 78.6
 Online version 15 53.6
Access to Internet and online scientific databases   
 At educational institution 16 57.1
 At home/Other locations outside educational institution 14 50.0
Availability of resource person to assist in learning EBP at educational institution   
 Yes 19 67.9
 No 9 32.1
  1. aSome frequencies not equal to 28 due to HEI non-response to some questionnaire items.