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Table 4 Multiple regression analysis for the ADKS and DCAS (n = 390)

From: Community health professionals’ dementia knowledge, attitudes and care approach: a cross-sectional survey in Changsha, China

  Independent variables B SE β t value p-value
ADKS (Constant) 17.62 0.57   31.21 0.000
Age(years) 0.05 0.02 0.16 2.59 0.010*
Gender(male = 1) −1.55 0.40 −0.21 −3.88 0.000*
Marital Status(married = 1) −0.10 0.37 −0.02 − 0.27 0.786
Education(diploma = 1) −0.55 0.31 −0.09 − 1.76 0.080
Professional group(Doctor = 1) 1.44 0.35 0.23 4.08 0.000*
Experience in caring for people with dementia(yes = 1) 0.75 0.30 0.12 2.54 0.012*
R = 0.347 R2 = 0.120 Adjusted R2 = 0.106 F = 8.715 (P = 0.000)*
DCAS (Constant) 27.13 0.65   42.06 0.000
Age(years) 0.02 0.02 0.05 0.80 0.424
Gender(male = 1) −1.87 0.46 −2.22 −4.08 0.000*
Marital Status(married = 1) −0.04 0.42 −0.01 −0.09 0.926
Education(diploma = 1) −1.18 0.36 −0.03 −0.50 0.618
Professional group(Doctor = 1) 1.65 0.40 0.24 4.09 0.000*
Experience in caring for people with dementia(yes = 1) 0.78 0.34 0.11 2.31 0.021
R = 0.284 R2 = 0.081 Adjusted R2 = 0.066 F = 5.598 (P = 0.000)*
  1. ADKS Alzheimer’s Disease Knowledge Scale, DCAS Dementia Care Attitudes Scale, B unstandardized coefficients, SE Std. error of B, β, standardized coefficients
  2. *p < 0.05