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Table 3 Chart review (n = 89 charts)

From: Promoting physical therapists’ use of research evidence to inform clinical practice: part 3 – long term feasibility assessment of the PEAK program

Variable Number of charts (%)a
N 89
Time  
 Pre-PEAK 65 (73.0 %)
 Post-PEAK 24 (27.0 %)
Sub-topic  
 Outcome measures 89 (100 %)
 Non-specific low back pain 78 (87.6 %)
 Post-surgical lumbar conditions 7 (7.9 %)
 Stenosis 4 (4.5 %)
 Lumbar spine tumor 0
Outpatient therapistb  
 Therapist 1 15 (16.9 %)
 Therapist 2 4 (4.5 %)
 Therapist 3 11 (12.4 %)
 Therapist 4 12 (13.5 %)
 Therapist 5 6 (6.7 %)
 Therapist 6 12 (13.5 %)
 Therapist 7 10 (11.2 %)
 Therapist 8 19 (21.3 %)
Characteristics of patients whose charts were included in the analysis
Age Mean (sd) or Range
 Mean (sd) 50.0 (19.2)
 Range 20–87
Number of comorbidities  
 Mean (sd) 2.7 (2.4)
 Range 0–13
Physical therapy visits  
 Mean (sd) 11.0 (8.7)
 Range 1–48
  1. aVariables are reported as count and percentage unless otherwise noted; PEAK = Physical therapist-driven Education for Actionable Knowledge translation, sd = standard deviation
  2. bOne therapist who participated in PEAK and was seeing patients full time during the chart review data collection period was not the primary therapist on any charts that met the inclusion criteria