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Table 1 Contents of the draft survey instrument

From: The physical therapy profile questionnaire (PTPQ): development, validation and pilot testing

Themes regarding content of the survey instrument
1. General Information and profile of practice The first part is intended to obtain the demographic data, educational background and characteristics of practice of the participants in terms of years in practice, area of practice (musculoskeletal, neurological, pediatric etc) setting of practice (hospital, clinic, and others) and roles performed (clinician, administrator and others).
2. Treatment Preferences The second part was intended to obtain treatment techniques/procedures used in practice. An option was provided for general (Manual techniques, electrotherapy, general exercises and others) and specific techniques used (Mulligan's techniques, electrical stimulation, Bobath exercises and others).
3. Basis for Treatment Selection The third part aimed to determine the basis for the physical therapists' treatment selections (undergraduate education, experience, trainings). From the possible reasons or bases for treatment selection in the focus group discussion, a list was created where options to tick one or more choices as applicable were provided.