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Table 9 Frequency of mention count for each theme identified in the synthesis of included original studies investigating ‘patient perceptions’

From: The Influence, Barriers to and Facilitators of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rehabilitation Adherence and Participation: a Scoping Review

Factor Barrier Facilitator Total
Environment 11 8 19
 Social 6 8 14
  Interaction with family and friends 3 6 9
  Interaction with team and coaches 3 2 5
 Societal 5 0 5
  Access to facilities and equipment 4   4
  Access to skilled providers 1   1
Personal 28 23 51
 Psychological 16 15 31
  Fear 7   7
  Self-motivation (low/high) 4 5 9
  Met or unmet expectations 2 2 4
  Restlessness and impatience 1   1
  Hopelessness/Belief 1 1 2
  Previous experience (bad/good) 1 1 2
  Progress changeability   1 1
  Acceptance   1 1
  Positive attitude   2 2
  Feeling appreciated   1 1
  Luck   1 1
 Physiological 6 2 8
  Pain, weakness and illness 4   4
  Significant injury 1   1
  Second injury 1   1
  Maintain health and fitness   2 2
 Behavioural 6 6 12
  Organisation/lack of time (poor/good) 5 1 6
  Goal setting 1 2 3
  Persistence   2 2
  Distraction (new activities)   1 1
Treatment-related 36 46 82
 Delivery of care 18 13 31
  Length and commitment of rehabilitation 4   4
  Non-sport specific exercise 2   2
  Restrictions in activities 2   2
  Enjoyment 2 2 4
  Patient control (low/high) 2 1 3
  Insurance 2 1 3
  Assessment of progress 1 3 4
  Speed of progression of exercises (slow/fast) 1 1 2
  Early therapist discharge 1   1
  Cost 1   1
  Individualised program   3 3
  Comfort and convenience   1 1
  Cryotherapy   1 1
 Provider factors 12 13 25
  Therapeutic relationship 4 7 11
  Physiotherapist as a guide and coordinator 2 2 4
  Coordination between providers 3 2 5
  Information availability 3 2 5
 Digital health 3 8 11
  Poor accessibility 1   1
  Uncertainty of technique and safety 1   1
  Familiarity with digital devices 1 1 2
  Blended care model   2 2
  Informational and instructive   2 2
  Reminder for exercise completion   2 2
  Viewed as the future   1 1
 Group rehabilitation 3 12 15
  Interpersonal comparison 2 4 6
  Social interaction 1 1 2
  Informational support   2 2
  Fun and enjoyable   1 1
  Motivation and support   1 1
  Innovative   1 1
  Obligation   1 1
  Adequate monitoring and adaptability   1 1
  1. Bold text highlights each key theme and sub-theme