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Table 4 Linear regression analysis of BLS concern and attitude scores with independent variables

From: Impact of basic life-support training on the attitudes of health-care workers toward cardiopulmonary resuscitation and defibrillation

  β S.E. t value Adjusted p value
BLS training (post-BLS vs. pre-BLS)
 Attitude 5.15 1.18 4.38 <0.001*
 Concern 4.87 2.19 2.22 0.027*
Sex (male vs. female)
 Attitude 1.54 1.55 0.99 0.320
 Concern 2.96 2.89 1.02 0.308
Education (higher vs. lower)
 Attitude 1.71 1.69 1.01 0.315
 Concern −1.72 3.18 −0.54 0.590
Job category (physicians vs. nurses)
 Attitude −0.88 1.68 −0.52 0.601
 Concern −10.45 3.11 −3.37 0.001*
Exposure to cardiac arrest cases (yes vs. no)
 Attitude 3.44 1.45 2.38 0.018*
 Concern −3.74 2.70 −1.38 0.167
Previous BLS training (n)
 Attitude 2.10 0.79 2.64 0.008*
 Concern −3.99 1.48 −2.69 0.007*
Work experience (years)
 Attitude −0.05 0.07 −0.64 0.520
 Concern −0.29 0.14 −2.19 0.029*
Concern (mean % score)
 Attitude −0.09 0.02 −4.01 <0.001*
Constant 70.11 2.73 24.66  
53.05 4.56 11.63  
  1. Abbreviation: BLS basic life support, *statistical significance