Table 3

Association between fidelity scores and variables

VariableDirect observationsSelf-reportAudio-recordingsStatistical test
Group size (number present)−0.434 (p=0.034)*−0.215 (p=0.98)−0.193 (p=0.151)Spearman's r (p value)
Physiotherapist experience
(years qualified)
−0.09 (p=0.676)−0.186 (p=0.154)−0.346 (p=0.008)*
Physiotherapist group experience (years delivering group physiotherapy)0.171 (p=0.424)−0.364 (p=0.004)**0.136 (p=0.312)
Physiotherapist post-training evaluation score (%)0.581 (p=0.003)**−0.152 (p=0.245)0.314 (p=0.018)*
Physiotherapist previous relevant training (yes/no)U=33 (p=0.302)U=201 (p=0.107)U=243 (p=0.840)Mann-Whitney U (p value)
  • *p is significant at p<0.05, **p<0.005.