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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of study respondents

From: Assessment of non-progressive dysarthria: practice and attitude of speech and language therapists in Lebanon

  Frequency (n) Percentage (%)
Gender
 Male 2 4
 Female 48 96
Marital status
 Single 19 38
 Engaged 7 14
 Married 24 48
Highest level of education in speech therapy
 Bachelor degree 20 40
 Postgraduate Masters degree 29 58
 Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 1 2
Years of experience
1–5 28 56
6–10 15 30
More than 10 7 14
Primary workplace
 Acute general hospital 5 10
 Client’s home 22 44
 Outpatient hospital 5 10
 Post-acute/rehabilitation-general hospital/inpatient 3 6
 Rehabilitation center 13 26
 Telepractice 2 4
Portion of the current caseload
 Less than or about 25% 39 78
 Less than or about 50% 11 22
Primary etiologies of non-progressive dysarthria
 Aneurysm 1 2
 Brain cancer 1 2
 Cerebral palsy 3 6
 Encephalitis 1 2
 Stroke 31 62
 Traumatic brain injury 13 26
Referral sources
 Client’s/family decision 17 34
 Medical doctors 18 36
 Therapists from different rehabilitative fields 15 30
  Mean ± SDa  
Age 28.64 ± 5.33  
  1. a Standard deviation