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Table 2 Factors associated with familiarity and current use of PROMs

From: Use of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) by orthopedic surgeons in Saudi Arabia

  Familiarity with universal PROM Familiarity with specific PROMs Current use
No Yes P No Yes P No Yes P
  N = 155 N = 107   N = 110 N = 152   N = 226 N = 36  
Gender    0.242    0.386    0.436
 Female 25 (69.4%) 11 (30.6%)   18 (50.0%) 18 (50.0%)   33 (91.7%) 3 (8.33%)  
 Male 130 (57.5%) 96 (42.5%)   92 (40.7%) 134 (59.3%)   193 (85.4%) 33 (14.6%)  
Age (years)    0.002    0.031    0.025
 < 34 55 (73.3%) 20 (26.7%)   41 (54.7%) 34 (45.3%)   70 (93.3%) 5 (6.67%)  
 35 to 44 58 (56.9%) 44 (43.1%)   37 (36.3%) 65 (63.7%)   90 (88.2%) 12 (11.8%)  
 45 to 54 31 (58.5%) 22 (41.5%)   23 (43.4%) 30 (56.6%)   42 (79.2%) 11 (20.8%)  
 > 55 11 (34.4%) 21 (65.6%)   9 (28.1%) 23 (71.9%)   24 (75.0%) 8 (25.0%)  
Clinical experience (years)    0.058    0.162    0.137
 0 to 4 31 (70.5%) 13 (29.5%)   26 (59.1%) 18 (40.9%)   39 (88.6%) 5 (11.4%)  
 5 to 9 39 (68.4%) 18 (31.6%)   23 (40.4%) 34 (59.6%)   52 (91.2%) 5 (8.77%)  
 10 to 14 34 (49.3%) 35 (50.7%)   27 (39.1%) 42 (60.9%)   62 (89.9%) 7 (10.1%)  
 15 to 19 25 (62.5%) 15 (37.5%)   15 (37.5%) 25 (62.5%)   30 (75.0%) 10 (25.0%)  
 20 or more 26 (50.0%) 26 (50.0%)   19 (36.5%) 33 (63.5%)   43 (82.7%) 9 (17.3%)  
Area of work    0.656    0.054    1.000
 Eastern Province 54 (56.8%) 41 (43.2%)   32 (33.7%) 63 (66.3%)   82 (86.3%) 13 (13.7%)  
 Riyadh 101 (60.5%) 66 (39.5%)   78 (46.7%) 89 (53.3%)   144 (86.2%) 23 (13.8%)  
  1. Statistical analysis was performed using the chi-square test of independence
  2. Current use was defined as using PROMs infrequently/regularly/in clinical routine and research