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Table 3 Factors associated with patient enablement: multi-variate analysis n = 3044

From: Patient enablement requires physician empathy: a cross-sectional study of general practice consultations in areas of high and low socioeconomic deprivation in Scotland

Variable Categories Odds Ratio Pvalue
Reason for seeing doctor New problem 1  
  Long standing problem/Both new and long standing problem 0.61 (0.08-0.76) 0.00002
Perceptions of GP empathy (CARE Measure) Less than 40 1  
  40 or more 2.29 (0.29-2.73) 0.00001
Emotional distress (GHQ-caseness) Less than 4 1  
  4 or more 0.56 (0.07-0.78) 0.0004
Multi-morbidity (number of long term conditions) 0 1  
  1 1.16 (0.14-1.58) 0.350
  2 0.89 (0.1-1.33) 0.577
  3 or more 0.67 (0.08-0.94) 0.02
  1. 1. Reason for consulting (new or long-standing problem/both)
  2. 2. Psychological distress (GHQ-caseness)
  3. 3. Multimorbidity
  4. 4. Perception of the GPs empathy (CARE Measure score)
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