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Table 4 Variables predicting clinically significant psychiatric morbidity in third year undergraduate medical students, controlling for gender. (N = 80)

From: Burnout and psychiatric morbidity among medical students entering clinical training: a three year prospective questionnaire and interview-based study

Predictors/explanatory variables Crude OR 95% CI p Adj. OR 95% CI p
Gender (woman = 1) 0.50 0.18–1.38 .181 0.32 0.10–1.03 .056
Impulsivity 2.01 0.82–4.92 .127    
Negative affectivity 1.66 0.68–4.06 .265    
PBSE 1.93 1.01–3.37 .045 1.48 0.74–2.98 .266
Disengagement 1st year 3.64 1.08–12.26 .037 1.13 0.24–5.36 .874
Exhaustion 1st year 2.23 0.80–6.17 .124    
Depressive symptom load 1.16 1.04–1.30 .008 1.17 1.02–1.35 .028
Worries about future endurance/competence 1st year 1.84 0.92–3.68 .084    
Workload 1st year 2.00 0.88–4.54 .096    
Financial concerns 1st yr 1.54 0.87–2.72 .141    
  1. Logistic regression. Adjusted model by method enter of variables with significant crude associations, Cox & Snell R2 0.16, Nagelkerke R2 0.23