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Table 3 Multiple 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    
Number of clients / 1 month 0–32 1.00 [ reference ]
  33–59 0.90 (0.42–1.90)
  60–97 2.09 (0.91–4.94)
  98 and over 2.30 (0.95–5.79)
Number of clients who had died at home / 6 months [ 2 and over = 1, 0-1 = 0] 1.08 (0.52–2.29)
Care manager characteristics    
Age (years)   1.04* (1.01–1.08)
Gender [ female = 1, male = 0]   1.05 (0.50–2.24)
Professional background [ nurse=1, non-nurse=0] 2.71* (1.26–6.19)
Years of experience in background profession 0–7 1.00 [ reference ]
  8–12 2.18* (1.07–4.57)
  13 and over 1.72 (0.83–3.63)
Additional responsibility other than care management [ no=1, yes=0 ]   2.78** (1.06–4.74)
Years since gaining care manager license 0–3 1.00 [ reference ]
  4–5 0.80 (0.31–2.00)
  6–8 0.95 (0.38–2.36)
  9 and over 0.94 (0.34–2.55)
Number of end-of-life cases experienced 0–1 1.00 [ reference ]
  2–3 2.60* (1.26–5.50)
  4–10 7.12*** (3.21–16.56)
  11 and over 33.67*** (8.14–235.19)
Goodness-of-fit statistics1 (χ 2, p)   4.73 0.79
  1. 1 The Hosmer and Lemeshow Goodness-of-Fit Test.
  2. Nurse includes registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, or public health nurse.
  3. * p < 0.05. ** p < 0.01. *** p < 0.001.