Table 5

Univariate and multivariate models for predicting learning (post knowledge score – baseline knowledge score) related to whiplash clinical guidelines
Variable Effect estimates Adjusted R-square P value
Univariate analysis
Age 0.003 −0.01 0.96
Profession −2.29 0.02 0.12
Years of experience −0.04 −0.009 0.58
Qualification −1.04 −0.005 0.44
Biomedical score (baseline) 0.11 0.01 0.17
Behavioural score (baseline) 0.13 −0.006 0.43
Baseline compliance 1.17 −0.002 0.37
Baseline knowledge score −0.57 0.27 0.000
Baseline confidence −0.32 0.01 0.16
Final Model: Multivariate analysis
Profession −3.8 0.35 0.003*
Baseline knowledge score −0.6 0.000*

Direction of effect estimates for dichotomous outcomes. Profession, Negative effect estimates indicate that non-physiotherapists learned less than other professionals. Qualification, Negative effect estimates indicate that professionals with a graduate degree learnt less than those with a bachelor degree. Baseline compliance, Positive effect estimates indicate that participants that were compliant with guidelines learned more than those that were not compliant at baseline.

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Rebbeck et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:213   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-213

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