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Table 2 Regression model to examine the association between the availability of informational and emotional support and attitude towards taking an active role in medical decision-making (N = 1089)

From: Social support plays a role in the attitude that people have towards taking an active role in medical decision-making

Attitude towards taking an active role in medical decision-making (range 1-5, higher scores indicates a more positive attitude) Coef. Betaa P-value
Available medical informational support (0 = no; 3 = most) 0.106 0.106 0.000
Available lay informational support (0 = no; 6 = most) −0.023 −0.032 0.352
Available emotional support (0 = no; 4 = most) 0.167 0.202 0.002
Available emotional support * level of education
 Low (none, primary school or prevocational education) Reference Reference Reference
 Middle (secondary or vocational education) −0.184 −0.323 0.002
 High (professional higher education or university) −0.159 −0.251 0.016
Level of education
 Low (none, primary school or prevocational education) Reference Reference Reference
 Middle (secondary or vocational education) 1.100 0.534 0.000
 High (professional higher education or university) 1.381 0.632 0.000
Gender (0 = man; 1 = woman) 0.111 0.054 0.057
Age (centred around mean age) −0.008 −0.117 0.000
Questionnaire (1 = internet; 0 = post) 0.167 0.081 0.005
Constant 2.019 - 0.000
  1. Adjusted R-square: 0.175
  2. Bold type indicates p < 0.05
  3. aStandardized coefficients