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Table 2 Simple logistic regression analysis predicting the likelihood of participants with confidence (N=436)

From: Care managers’ confidence in managing home-based end-of-life care: a cross-sectional study

   Odds ratio 95% Confidence interval
Agency characteristics
Other health-care facility(ies) owned by the same organization [yes = 1, no = 0] 1.22 (0.88–1.75)
Number of FTE care managers 0–1.4 1.00 [reference]
  1.5–2.0 1.01 (0.59–1.75)
  2.1–3.5 1.67 (0.94–2.99)
  3.6 and over 3.79*** (1.90–8.03)
Number of clients / 1 month 0–32 1.00 [reference]
  33–59 0.96 (0.54–1.70)
  60–97 2.16* (1.15–4.12)
  98 and over 2.54** (1.33–5.00)
Number of clients who had died at home / 6 months 2.65*** (1.62–4.48)
[2 and over = 1, 0–1 = 0]    
Care manager characteristics    
Age (years)   1.04* (1.01–1.07)
Gender [female = 1, male = 0]   1.71* (1.03–2.80)
Professional background [yes =1, no = 0] RN, LPN, or PHN 3.54*** (1.99–6.72)
  Care worker 0.77 (0.50–1.17)
  Social worker 1.09 (0.56–2.24)
  Home attendant 0.75 (0.33–1.88)
  Others 0.60 (0.35–1.04)
Years of experience in background profession 0–7 1.00 [ reference ]
  8–12 2.04* (1.19–3.57)
  13 and over 2.38** (1.42–4.09)
Additional responsibility other than care management [no=1, yes=0] 1.88 * (1.10–3.22)  
Years since gaining a care manager license 0–3 1.00 [reference]
  4–5 2.11* (1.07–4.17)
  6–8 3.03*** (1.59–5.84)
  9 and over 3.82*** (2.01–7.32)
Number of end-of-life cases experienced    
  0–1 1.00 [ reference ]
  2–3 2.22* (1.26–3.97)
  4–10 5.43*** (3.00–10.12)
  11 and over 30.63*** (8.91–192.83)
Previous experience of working in medical facility [yes = 1, no = 0]   1.79*** (1.15–2.77)
  1. * p < 0.05. ** p < 0.01. *** p < 0.001.
  2. FTE Fulltime Equivalent.
  3. RN Registered Nurse, LPN Licensed Practical Nurse, PHN Public Health Nurse.