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Table 3 Participant satisfaction and acceptability of follow-up procedures at 6-month follow-up

From: Feasibility cluster randomised controlled trial evaluating a theory-driven group-based complex intervention versus usual physiotherapy to support self-management of osteoarthritis and low back pain (SOLAS)

Participant questionnaire   SOLAS intervention
(n = 41)
Usual physiotherapy
(n = 43)
Satisfaction
 Over the course of treatment for your hip, knee and/or back pain how satisfied were you with your overall physiotherapy care in this study? • Very dissatisfied 1 (3%) 2 (5%)
• Somewhat dissatisfied 3 (7%) 2 (5%)
• Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 1 (3%) 2 (5%)
• Somewhat satisfied 10 (25%) 5 (12%)
• Very satisfied 25 (62%) 30 (73%)
 Do you think the physiotherapy treatment you received in this study benefited your hip, knee and/or back pain? • Do not know 1 (2%) 1 (2%)
• No benefit 5 (12%) 4 (10%)
• Some benefit 13 (33%) 16 (38%)
• Great benefit 21 (53%) 21 (50%)
 How helpful in reaching your treatment goal was the physiotherapy treatment you received in this study? • Do not know 1 (3%) 0 (0%)
• No benefit 3 (7%) 5 (12%)
• Some benefit 16 (40%) 18 (43%)
• Great benefit 20 (50%) 19 (45%)
 How helpful was the advice/information you received during physiotherapy treatment in this study in helping you to manage your hip, knee and/or back pain? • Do not know 0 (0%) 1 (2%)
• No benefit 1 (3%) 4 (9%)
• Some benefit 12 (29%) 12 (28%)
• Great benefit 28 (68%) 26 (61%)
 How easy/difficult has it been for you to stick to your exercise/physical activity programme since finishing treatment? • Very difficult 6 (15%) 4 (10%)
• Somewhat difficult 11 (27%) 11 (26%)
• Neither difficult nor easy 5 (13%) 7 (17%)
• Somewhat easy 13 (32%) 11 (26%)
• Very easy 5 (13%) 9 (21%)
 Would you recommend the treatment you received in this study to a relative or friend? • Yes 39 (97%) 38 (88%)
• No 1 (3%) 5 (12%)
 Would you be happy to receive this form of treatment again? • Yes 36 (88%) 38 (88%)
• No 5 (12%) 5 (12%)
Acceptability of follow-up procedures
 How acceptable was it to you to be asked to complete the outcome measures as part of the study? • Very unacceptable 2 (4%) 9 (0%)
• Somewhat unacceptable 1 (2%) 2 (5%)
• Neither acceptable nor unacceptable 3 (7%) 3 (7%)
• Somewhat acceptable 10 (24%) 23 (55%)
• Very acceptable 25 (61%) 14 (33%)
 How much of a burden was it to you to complete the outcome measures as part of the study? • Do not know 1 (2%) 1 (2%)
• Great burden 2 (5%) 3 (7%)
• Some burden 3 (7%) 9 (21%)
• No burden 35 (86%) 30 (70%)