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Table 4 Multivariable logistic regression results for the uncertain findings 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 1.14 0.85 to 1.53 0.37
Main factor 2 (no conclusions)    
 Conclusions 1.43 1.06 to 1.91 0.02*
Heard of review result prior (no)    
 Yes 0.97 0.49 to 1.94 0.94
 Do not know 0.98 0.61 to 1.58 0.92
Belief in efficacy of intervention (beneficial)    
 Harmful 1.03 0.38 to 2.78 0.95
 Neither beneficial nor harmful 0.84 0.42 to 1.70 0.64
 Do not know 1.16 0.71 to 1.90 0.56
Age group (<20 years)    
 20–29 years 1.69 0.98 to 2.93 0.06
 30–39 years 1.59 0.88 to 2.88 0.13
 40 + years 2.00 0.98 to 4.08 0.06
Course year (year 1)    
 Year 2 1.40 0.96 to 2.05 0.08
 Year 3 1.77 1.18 to 2.65 0.006*
 Year 4 1.89 0.68 to 5.24 0.22
Midwifery course type (pre-reg 3 years)    
 Pre-registration 18 months 1.29 0.74 to 2.24 0.37
 Post-registration 0.90 0.46 to 1.77 0.76
 Pre-registration 4 years 0.65 0.35 to 1.21 0.17
  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