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Table 5 Logistic Regressions with Motivation and Intentions as Outcomes (n = 137)

From: Physicians' use of the 5As in counseling obese patients: is the quality of counseling associated with patients' motivation and intention to lose weight?

  Motivation Intention to
Eat Better
Intention to
Exercise Regularly
Variables Exp(B) P 95% CI Exp(B) P 95% CI Exp(B) P 95% CI
Patient Characteristics          
BMI 1.023 .724 .900 - 1.164 1.090 .233 .946 - 1.255 1.087 .227 .949 - 1.246
Self-Report Health Status .672 .092 .424 - 1.067 1.230 .426 .738 - 2.050 1.469 .155 .864 - 2.495
Female gender 2.158 .177 .707 - 6.583 .971 .961 .303 - 3.107 1.230 .736 .368 - 4.110
Age .962 .040 .928 - .998 .975 .176 .941 - 1.011 1.000 1.000 .962 - 1.040
Actively Trying to Lose/Not Gain Weight 2.321 .150 .737 - 7.310 4.199 .024 1.208 - 14.601 2.015 .200 .690 - 5.883
Self-Efficacy to Engage in Intended Behavior n/a n/a n/a 1.819 .454 .380 - .874 1.694 .064 .970 - 2.958
Visit Characteristics          
New Visit 1.260 .692 .401 - 3.958 .722 .591 .221 - 2.364 .972 .963 .297 - 3.180
Physician Advised Patient to Lose Weight in Past .770 .699 .204 - 2.902 1.578 .533 .377 - 6.611 2.019 .344 .471 - 8.653
Physician Characteristics          
Patient Centeredness 2.029 .374 .426 - 9.655 2.958 .043 1.033 - 8.468 26.076 .001 3.697 - 83.926
Number of Counseling Practices 1.308 .002 1.107 -1.554 1.233 .008 1.056 1.441 1.143 .049 1.001 - 1.305