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Table 2 Perception of patients of their involvement in the consultation process: Multivariable analysis based on a linear ‘Generalised Estimate Equation’ model

From: Integration of mental health care in private not-for-profit health centres in Guinea, West Africa: a systemic entry point towards the delivery of more patient-centred care?

CharacteristicsMean score (SD) of participationCrude OR (95% CI)Adjusted OR (95% CI)
Mental health
 - MH+24.21 (3.75)5.29 (1.35–20.78) *4.06 (1.17–14.10) *
 - MH-22.54 (4.36)11
Patient’s age (continuous variable)NA1.00 (0.97–1.03) 
Patient’s gender
 - Male23.11 (4.15)0.96 (0.52–1.74) 
 - Female23.29 (4.27)1 
Patient’s level of education
 - University22.90 (5.20)0.95 (0.08–10.68) 
 - Secondary23.23 (4.39)1.26 (0.49–3.23) 
 - Primary22.79 (4.04)0.47 (0.20–1.09) 
 - No schooling23.49 (4.11)1 
Interview language:
 - Soussou21.60 (4.29)0.47 (0.10–2.29) 
 - Poular23.82 (3.77)0.28 (0.08–0.96) 
 - Malinke21.16 (4.53)0.49 (0.07–3.61) 
 - French23.24 (4.56)1 
Age of the care provider (continuous variable)NA1.03 (0.93–1.14) 
Number of years of experience of the care provider (continuous variable)NA1.01 (0.93–1.10) 
Professional level of care provider:
 - Doctor23.25 (4.33)1.33 (0.23–7.60) 
 - Non-medical22.96 (3.56)1 
Duration of the consultation (continuous variable)N/A1.22 (1.08–1.37) *1.21 (1.08–1.37) *
  1. N/A Not Applicable
  2. *value p < 0.05