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Table 3 Multivariable logistic regression results for the clear finding review

From: Do Cochrane summaries help student midwives understand the findings of Cochrane systematic reviews: the BRIEF randomised trial

Factor (reference category) Odds ratioa 95 % CI p value
Main factor 1 (plain language summary)    
 Abstract group 0.82 0.61 to 1.10 0.19
Main factor 2 (no conclusions)    
 Conclusions 1.16 0.86 to 1.56 0.31
Heard of review result prior (no)    
 Yes 1.54 1.08 to 2.19 0.02*
 Do not know 1.77 1.18 to 2.67 0.01*
Belief in efficacy of intervention (beneficial)    
 Harmful N/A no participants  
 Neither beneficial nor harmful 0.42 0.22 to 0.81 0.01*
 Do not know 0.47 0.20 to 1.08 0.07
Age group (< 20 years)    
 20–29 years 1.31 0.79 to 2.18 0.30
 30–39 years 1.22 0.70 to 2.13 0.48
 40+ years 1.88 0.92 to 3.83 0.08
Course year (year 1)    
 Year 2 1.15 0.78 to 1.70 0.49
 Year 3 1.14 0.76 to 1.71 0.54
 Year 4 1.89 0.63 to 5.69 0.26
Midwifery course type (pre-reg 3 years)    
 Pre-registration 18mth 0.88 0.50 to 1.52 0.64
 Post-registration 0.86 0.45 to 1.63 0.64
 Pre-registration 4 years 1.04 0.57 to 1.90 0.89
  1. aOdds ratios are for the outcome of choosing the correct answer about the main result of the review
  2. *Statistically significant at the 5 % level