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Table 2 Multilevel analysis of associations between different areas of self-assessed competence, addressing national guidelines/policies and quality of care provided

From: Professionals’ self-rated quality of care and its relation to competence, national guidelines and policies - a cross-sectional study among Finnish elderly care workers

  Model 1 Model 2 Model 3 Model 4
Null Model   + all the competence variables   + all addressing guidelines/policies variables + all variables that were significant in previous ones
Quality of Carea Coefficient (SE) p* Coefficient (SE) p* Coefficient (SE) p* Coefficient (SE) p*
  8.16 (.03) 0.00       
Age    .07 (.02) 0.00 .05 (.02) 0.01 .06 (.02) 0.00
Occupational status
Head nurses    .28 (.08) 0.00 .20 (.08) 0.01 .22 (.08) 0.01
Nurses    −.10 (.06) 0.11 −.07 (.06) 0.29 .07 (.06) 0.29
Practical nurses    Reference   Reference   Reference  
Unit type         
Non-institutionalized care    −.33 0.00 −.33 0.00 −.31 0.00
Institutionalized care    Reference   Reference   Reference  
Pain treatment    −.05 (.04) 0.18     
SSDMDb    −.11 (.04) 0.00    −.10 (.04) 0.01
Enhancing rehabilitation   −.04 (.05) 0.38     
Nutrition    −.11 (.04) 0.01    −.08 (.04) 0.09
Falls prevention    −.11 (.04) 0.02    −.10 (.04) 0.03
Palliative/end of life care   −.01 (.04) 0.73     
Multidimensional assessment of function .01 (.04) 0.85     
Pharmacological treatment   .02 (.04) 0.63     
The Act for Elderly Care      .17 (.06) 0.00 .16 (.06) 0.01
Quality recommendations for elderly care      .13 (.06) 0.02 .11 (.06) 0.06
National memory policy      .19 (.06) 0.00 .17 (.06) 0.01
Prevention of accidentsc      −.014 (.09) 0.87   
Development program for informal care      −.00 (.07) 0.97   
Rho-value .14   .15   .13   .13  
  1. *p-values that are significant at a < 0.05 level are bolded
  2. aQuality of care provided
  3. bSupporting self-determination of a person with memory disorder
  4. cTarget Programme for the Prevention of Home and Leisure Accidents Injuries