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Table 3 Association between clinician attitudes and the provision of preventive care to 80-100 % of clientsa,b

From: Mental health clinician attitudes to the provision of preventive care for chronic disease risk behaviours and association with care provision

Predictorc B SE OR 95 % CI p
Advice to 80 %-100 % of at-risk clients       
Smoking d       
 It is part of my role to provide preventive care to clients 1.8 0.7 6.1 1.5 24.8 . 01
 Clients find it acceptable for me to talk with them about their health risk behaviours −1.8 0.9 0.2 0.03 0.9 . 03
Fruit and/or vegetable d       
 It is part of my role to provide preventive care to clients 1.7 0.8 5.5 1.1 26.8 . 04
 Clients I see are interested in changing their health risk behaviours 0.8 0.4 2.2 1.1 4.5 . 03
Physical Activity       
 It is part of my role to provide preventive care to clients 1.3 0.6 3.6 1.1 12.4 . 04
All Behaviours       
 Clients find it acceptable for me to talk with them about their health risk behaviours −1.7 0.7 0.2 0.04 0.7 . 01
Referral to 80 %-100 % of at-risk clients       
Alcohol       
Addressing health behaviours won’t jeopardise my relationship with the client 1.2 0.5 3.2 1.2 9.0 . 03
  1. aLogistic regression models adjust for clinician age, gender, length of professional employment, remoteness of service, and professional discipline
  2. bFinal logistic regression models unable to be calculated for fruit and/or vegetable assessment and all behaviours assessment as there were zero observations which provided care to 80-100 % of clients and who responded ‘unsure/disagree/strongly disagree’ to the attitudinal items entered
  3. cThe following outcomes had no significant associations with attitudinal variables hence are not presented in the table: assessment: smoking, fruit and/or vegetable, alcohol, physical activity, all behaviours; advice: alcohol; referral: smoking, fruit and/or vegetable, physical activity, all behaviours
  4. dCollinearity diagnostics for smoking advice model and fruit and/or vegetable advice model: Variance of inflation = 1.0 and 1.01 respectively, indicating that collinearity was not present