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Table 3 Factors associated with trainees indicating that patient impressions of their competence decrease after they obtain in-consultation help a(total sample = 778; n = 712 observations used)

From: Configurations for obtaining in-consultation assistance from supervisors in general practice training, and patient-related barriers to trainee help-seeking: a survey study

Factor group Variable Class Univariate Adjusted
OR (95% CI) P OR (95% CI) p
Registrar factors Worked at practice previously Yes 0.34 (0.15, 0.76) 0.008 0.26 (0.09, 0.75) 0.013
  Has previous health qualification Yes 1.57 (0.96, 2.56) 0.07 1.63 (0.91, 2.90) 0.10
  Has post-grad medical qualification Yes 1.44 (1.00, 2.06) 0.05 1.58 (1.07, 2.34) 0.021
  Registrar age   0.92 (0.89, 0.96) < 0.001 0.91 (0.87, 0.96) < 0.001
  Years prior to GP training   0.92 (0.86, 0.99) 0.02 1.05 (0.96, 1.15) 0.31
  Training region 2 0.16 (0.04, 0.70) 0.015 0.22 (0.05, 1.04) 0.056
Comparator:1 3 1.17 (0.66, 2.05) 0.59 0.69 (0.37, 1.31) 0.26
4 1.30 (0.77, 2.20) 0.33 0.80 (0.42, 1.53) 0.50
5 0.57 (0.29, 1.11) 0.099 0.62 (0.30, 1.28) 0.19
Practice factors Rurality (ASGC-RA) b Inner regional 0.40 (0.25, 0.63) < 0.001 0.64 (0.34, 1.21) 0.17
  Comparator: Major City Outer regional remote 0.39 (0.19, 0.81) 0.012 0.87 (0.37, 2.07) 0.75
  SEIFA decile (socioeconomic index for area of disadvantage) b   1.09 (1.02, 1.17) 0.010 1.03 (0.96, 1.11) 0.42
  1. aOutcomes were dichotomised as ‘Decreases a lot’/‘Decreases somewhat’ and ‘Does not change’/‘Increases somewhat’/‘Increases a lot’
  2. bIncreased rurality indicated by higher ASGC-RA, and more disadvantaged locations indicated by lower SEIFA