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Table 5 Predictors of Iranian family physicians, self-reported practices with regard to doctor- patient communication skills using univariate and multivariate linear regression

From: Doctor-patient communication skills: a survey on knowledge and practice of Iranian family physicians

Variables Univariate Multivariate
β 95% CIafor β P value β 95% CI for β P value
Age 0.06 0.01 to 0.10 0.006 0.06 0.01 to 0.10 0.004
Sex (Female) - 0.07 - 0.75 to 0.61 0.836 - 0.09 - 0.74 to 0.55 0.780
Practice setting (Private office) - 0.80 - 1.70 to -0.02 0.044 - 1.24 - 2.04 to—0.44 0.005
Knowledge score 0.13 0.26 to 0.49  < 0.001 0.41 0.21to 0.52  < 0.001
  1. aCI Confidence interval