Table 3

Results of multivariate logistic-regression models

Preferences

Adjusted odds ratio (95% confidence interval)

p value


Breaking bad news (BBN) to both parents together

Employed mothers

1.90 (1.05-3.43)

0.03

Urban mothers

1.33 (0.83-2.14)

0.32

Age

0.99 (0.47-1.20)

0.23


BBN to the husband first

Employed mothers

0.67 (0.32-1.44)

0.31

Urban mothers

1.16 (0.62-2.18)

0.64

Age

0.98 (0.95-1.02)

0.39


BBN to the mother first

Employed mothers

0.21 (0.06-0.68)

0.01

Urban mothers

0.57 (0.31-1.02)

0.06

Age

1.04 (1.00-1.07)

0.05


Would agree if their husbands' request to disclose the bad news to the mother through him

Employed mothers

0.67 (0.37-1.19)

0.17

Urban mothers

1.49 (0.85-2.60)

0.16

Age

1.02 (0.98-1.05)

0.37


BBN in person

Employed mothers

1.58 (0.64-3.89)

0.32

Urban mothers

0.91 (0.44-1.86)

0.79

Age

0.96 (0.95-1.03)

0.47


BBN as soon as possible

Employed mothers

0.79 (0.43-1.45)

0.44

Urban mothers

1.10 (0.63-1.93)

0.74

Age

0.97 (0.94-1.00)

0.05


BBN by the Most responsible physician

Employed mothers

1.44 (0.77-2.68)

0.26

Urban mothers

0.94 (0.54-1.61)

0.81

Age

1.01 (0.97-1.04)

0.69


BBN in detail

Employed mothers

0.93 (0.49-1.79)

0.84

Urban mothers

1.33 (0.76-2.34)

0.31

Age

1.01 (0.98-1.05)

0.53


BBN all at once

Employed mothers

0.70 (0.39-1.24)

0.22

Urban mothers

1.34 (0.67-1.92)

0.63

Age

0.99 (0.96-1.02)

0.51


BBN in quiet environment

Employed mothers

0.51 (0.26-1.00)

0.05

Urban mothers

1.14 (0.59-2.21)

0.69

Age

1.01 (0.97-1.05)

0.59


Close bodily contact with your baby during BBN

Employed mothers

0.77 (0.46-1.32)

0.35

Urban mothers

0.88 (0.54-1.43)

0.60

Age

1.02 (0.99-1.05)

0.22


Present of a known person for support during BBN

Employed mothers

0.66 (0.39-1.12)

0.12

Urban mothers

0.41 (0.25-0.67)

< 0.001

Age

1.00 (0.97-1.03)

0.94


No another patient in same room during BBN

Employed mothers

1.94 (1.08-3.51)

0.03

Urban mothers

1.78 (1.11-2.84)

0.02

Age

1.01 (0.98-1.03)

0.72


To give reversible, written informed consent

Employed mothers

0.45 (0.25-0.80)

0.007

Urban mothers

1.70 (0.98-2.94)

0.06

Age

1.00 (0.97-1.04)

0.99


Al-Abdi et al. BMC Medical Ethics 2011 12:15   doi:10.1186/1472-6939-12-15

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