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Table 5 Who is responsible for adapting health care to diversity, according to the health professionals in the COMETH study in Belgium in 2010–2012 : Covariates of responsibility, Beta and 95% Confidence Intervals from the mixed regression model (n = 569)

From: Adaptation of health care for migrants: whose responsibility?

  Score of responsibility according to the factor analysis
  Score of responsibility for adaptation to the instrumental communication [-2; +2] Score of responsibility for adaptation to the negotiation of values [-2; +2] Score of responsibility for adaptation to the health beliefs [-2; +2]
Covariates of responsibility Beta [95% CI] Beta [95% CI] Beta [95% CI]
Professional background    
 Physicians -0.31 [-0.55; -0.10] - -0.49 [-0.70; -0.29]
 Other professions± 0.00 - 0.00
Nationality    
 Belgian 0.46 [0.19; 0.71] 0.32 [0.06; 0.57] -
 Non Belgian± 0.00 0.00 -
Type of health service    
 Intensive care unit - - 0.34 [0.19; 0.49]
 Not an intensive care unit± - - 0.00
 Primary care service 0.52 [0.25; 0.79] -0.52 [-0.78; -0.25] -
 Not a primary care service± 0.00 0.00 -
Covariates estimates   
 Random intercept 0.04 0.04 -
p = 0.073 p = 0.08
 Residual 0.91 0.93 0.94
  p < 0.0001 p < 0.0001 p < 0.0001
  1. ±Indicates the reference category- Indicates non-significant results random intercept = service.
  2. A score below 0 implied that the responsibility was attributed to the health professionals.
  3. A score over 0 implied that the responsibility was attributed to the patients.