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Table 7 Association between independent variables and staff motivation as revealed by multivariate analyses, using Generalized Estimated Equation (GEE)

From: 'I believe that the staff have reduced their closeness to patients': an exploratory study on the impact of HIV/AIDS on staff in four rural hospitals in Uganda

  N % not motivated Adjusted OR (95% Confidence Interval)
Profession    
   Support 36 8 (22%) 0.57 (0.09–3.44)
   Low education (Nursing assistant) 70 13 (19%) 1
   Mid and high education (Enrolled nurse, Registered nurse, Allied health professional) 131 48 (37%) 1.90 (1.35–2.67)
Sex    
   Female 181 49 (27%) 1
   Male 56 20 (36%) 1.61 (1.26–2.08)
Perceived risk of HIV    
   Not afraid of getting infected at work 41 8 (19.5%) 1
   Afraid of getting infected at work, but feels adequately protected 110 37 (36.5%) 2.75 (0.89–8.54)
   Afraid of getting infected at work and does not feel adequately protected 86 24 (28%) 1.41 (0.73–2.74)
Works overtime    
   Yes 175 62 (35%) 4.21 (2.93–6.05)
   No 62 7 (11%) 1
Provision of counselling    
   Yes 213 55 (26%) 1
   No or does not know 24 14 (58%) 4.77 (3.52–6.45)
Use of Antiretrovirals    
   Yes 11 5 (45.5%) 2.05 (1.15–3.64)
   No 226 64 (28%) 1
Frequency of immediate supervision    
   Every day 136 28 (21%) 1
   Less than every day 101 41 (41%) 2.54 (1.68–3.84)
  1. OR = Odds Ratio