Table 5

Stepwise logistic regression analyses of factors related to the physician's explanatory behaviour

Purpose variable

Explanatory variables

β

p-value

95%CI


Timing of physician 's explanation (0: before treatment or surgery, 1: after treatment or surgery

Patient age

1.002

0.891

0.974-1.030

Patient gender (0: male, 1: female)

0.391

0.039

0.160-0.954

Type of treatment (0: elective or not urgently necessary, 1: others)

0.336

0.192

0.065-1.726

Question from the patient (0: yes, 1: no)

0.625

0.303

0.255-1.531

Number of physicians (0: 1, 1: 1 or more)

0.221

0.001

0.088-0.555

Medical standard (0: standard care, 1: not standard care)

0.226

0.171

0.027-1.898


Level of the physician's explanation to the patient (0: relevant and specific, 1: not sufficiently relevant or specific)

Patient age

0.962

0.004

0.936-0.988

Patient gender (0: male, 1: female)

0.835

0.650

0.384-1.817

Type of treatment (0: elective or not urgently necessary, 1: others)

0.948

0.937

0.248-3.624

Question from the patient (0: yes, 1:no)

0.588

0.225

0.249-1.387

Number of physicians (0: 1, 1: 1 or more)

0.355

0.012

0.159-0.793

Medical standard (0: standard care, 1: not standard care)

4.194

0.076

0.833-20.51


Level of the physician's explanation to family (0: relevant and specific, 1: not sufficiently relevant or specific)

Patient age

0.968

0.022

0.941-0.995

Patient gender (0: male, 1: female)

0.632

0.332

0.250-1.597

Type of treatment (0: elective or not urgently necessary, 1: others)

1.174

0.904

0.085-16.21

Question from the patient (0: yes, 1:no)

0.653

0.403

0.241-1.773

Number of physicians (0: 1, 1: 1 or more)

0.319

0.035

0.110-0.925

Medical standard (0: standard care, 1: not standard care)

1.196

0.779

0.432-13.83


Location of physician's explanation (0: inpatient ward, 1: outpatient clinic)

Patient age

0.996

0.708

0.976-1.016

Patient gender (0: male, 1: female)

1.173

0.632

0.612-2.249

Question from the patient (0: yes, 1: no)

1.941

0.079

0.927-4.064

Number of physicians (0: 1, 1: 1 or more)

0.231

0.000

0.120-0.443

Medical standard (0: standard care, 1: not standard care)

0.517

0.220

0.180-1.483


Consent by the patient (0: with the patient's consent, 1: without the patient's consent

Patient age

0.971

0.147

0.934-1.010

Patient gender (0: male, 1: female)

6.223

0.022

1.305-29.67

Type of treatment (0: elective or not urgently necessary, 1: others)

0.187

0.139

0.020-1.726

Question from the patient (yes/no)

0.858

0.804

0.255-2.883

Number of physicians (0: 1, 1: 1 or more)

1.118

0.854

0.340-3.672

Medical standard (0: standard care, 1: not standard care)

0.852

0.850

0.163-4.456


The day of the physician's explanation (0: not the same day, 1: the same day)

Patient age

0.974

0.089

0.945-1.004

Patient gender (0: male, 1: female)

1.878

0.182

0.745-4.733

Type of treatment (0: elective or not urgently necessary, 1: others)

0.732

0.616

0.216-2.477

Question from the patient (0: yes, 1:no)

2.239

0.115

0.821-6.107

Number of physicians (0: 1, 1: 1 or more)

0.255

0.004

0.101-0.643

Medical standard (0: standard care, 1: not standard care)

0.742

0.682

0.178-3.091


Results printed in bold are significant (p < 0.05).

Hamasaki and Hagihara BMC Medical Ethics 2011 12:7   doi:10.1186/1472-6939-12-7

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