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Table 3 Logistic regression model results

From: Information about management of chronic drug therapies prescribed at hospital discharge: does it affect patients’ knowledge and self-confidence?

Outcome: Having received information about the new treatment by the hospital physician
Variable OR SE 95% CI p
Log likelihood = − 275.2, Chi square = 116.2, p < 0.0001
Hospital
 Academic (reference) 1.00    
 Non Academic 0.28 0.06 0.18–0.43 < 0.001
Need for more information about therapy
 No (reference) 1.00    
 Yes 0.42 0.93 0.28–0.65 < 0.001
Knowledge about behaviour in case of having taken the wrong dose of new medication
 No (reference) 1.00    
 Yes 2.02 0.54 1.19–3.42 0.009
Gender
 Male (reference) 1.00    
 Female 1.83 0.43 1.16–2.89 0.010
Favourite person to contact in case of doubt about therapy
 PCP (reference) 1.00    
 Hospital or private specialist 1.67 0.37 1.08–2.59 0.021
Knowledge about duration of treatment with new medication
 No (reference) 1.00    
 Yes 1.62 0.4 1.00–2.61 0.049
Age group, years
  < 65 (reference) 1.00    
  ≥ 65 1.43 0.36 0.88–2.34 0.148
Marital status
 Other (single, separated, etc.) (reference) 1.00    
 Married 1.35 0.35 0.81–2.26 0.245
Number of new prescription drugs
 1 (reference) 1.00    
  > 1 0.79 0.18 0.5–1.22 0.288
Working activity
 Unemployed or retired (reference) 1.00    
 Employed 1.37 0.42 0.75–2.5 0.301
Knowledge about possible side effects Backward elimination
Discharge ward Backward elimination
Knowledge about behavior in case of having forgotten medication intake Backward elimination