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Table 1 Student demographical data, NPQ, and PABS-PT scores between 1st year and 3rd year students

From: Evaluation of pain knowledge and attitudes and beliefs from a pre-licensure physical therapy curriculum and a stand-alone pain elective

  1st YEAR 3rd YEAR, Prior to Elective
N 72 56
Sex:
 M # (%) M 27 (38.0%) M 16 (28.6%)
 F # (%) F 45 (62.0%) F 40 (71.4%)
Age (years) 22.9 (2.5) 25.5 (1.7)
NPQ Score 64.0% (10.1) 76.9% (8.9), p < 0.001
PABS-PT (subscales)
 Biomedical 37.10 (4.5) 33.78 (5.8), p < 0.001
 Biopsychosocial 32.99 (3.5) 34.85 (3.7), p = 0.005
  1. Data are presented as mean (standard deviation) except for sex. Neurophysiology of Pain Questionnaire (NPQ) scores indicate percentage of correct responses, Pain Attitudes and Beliefs Scale for Physiotherapists (PABS-PT) Biomedical and Biopsychosocial mean subscale scores. Independent t-test was used to compare between the 1st and 3rd year students