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Table 2 Predictors of intending to seek professional help examined using simultaneous binary logistic regression (n = 3760)

From: Predicting intentions to seek help for depression among undergraduates in Sri Lanka

Predictor variable Psychiatrist/related help Doctor/medical treatment Counsellor/counselling All types of professional help
Adjusted OR (99% CI) Adjusted OR (99% CI) Adjusted OR (99% CI) Adjusted OR (99% CI)
Gender (reference group: Male)
Female 0.65** (0.44, 0.96)
[Equiv OR = 1.54]
   0.72** (0.57, 0.92)
[Equiv OR = 1.39]
Faculty (reference group: Medicine)
Arts and Education     1.87** (1.16, 3.00)
Exposure to problem through family and friends (reference group: response: no)
Response: Yes   0.64** (0.42, 0.96)
[Equiv OR = 1.56]
  
Recognition of problem (reference group: not recognised)
Recognised as depression 12.85*** (6.03, 27.41) 1.90** (1.07, 3.40) 2.34*** (1.29, 4.23) 3.53*** (2.44, 5.12)
Recognised using mental health-related labels (excluding the label “depression”) 4.16*** (2.19, 7.92) 1.87*** (1.21, 2.90) 1.70** (1.06, 2.72) 2.30*** (1.74, 3.06)
Stigma Scale Scores
Weak-not-Sick Scale 0.86*** (0.80, 0.92)
[IQOR = 0.63]
[Equiv OR = 1.59]
0.86*** (0.80, 0.92)
[IQOR = 0.63]
[Equiv OR = 1.59]
0.92** (0.86, 1.00)
[IQOR = 0.79]
[Equiv OR = 1.26]
0.86*** (0.82, 0.90)
[IQOR = 0.64]
[Equiv OR = 1.56]
Nagelkerke R2 0.16 0.08 0.05 0.12
  1. **p < .01; ***p < .001
  2. Notes
  3. Interquartile ORs abbreviated as IQOR
  4. ORs < 1 were converted into 1/OR and have been presented as Equiv OR
  5. Only adjusted ORs for the variables which were found to be significant predictors of the undergraduates’ intentions to seek professional help have been provided