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Table 4 Predictors of intending to engage in self-help/other strategies examined using simultaneous binary logistic regression (n = 3760)

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

Predictor variable Enjoyable/relaxing/physical activities or taking break Using religious-oriented strategies Dealing with educational difficulties Understand problem/self-initiated effort to resolve it
Adjusted OR
(99% CI)
Adjusted OR
(99% CI)
Adjusted OR
(99% CI)
Adjusted OR
(99% CI)
Gender (reference group: Male)
Female   1.73** (1.11, 2.70) 1.72*** (1.17, 2.52)  
Faculty (reference group: Medicine)
Arts and Education    0.39** (0.19, 0.79)
[Equiv OR = 2.56]
 
Year of study (reference group: 1st year)
5th Year (Medicine) 0.22** (0.05, 0.96)
[Equiv OR = 4.54]
   
Whether those who personally experienced the problem sought help (reference group: help not sought)
Help sought 0.55** (0.33, 0.90)
[Equiv OR = 1.82]
   0.26** (0.09, 0.76)
[Equiv OR = 3.85]
Screening positive for Major Depression (reference group: No)
Yes    0.55** (0.30, 1.00)
[Equiv OR = 1.82]
 
Recognition of problem (reference group: not recognised)
Recognised as depression 1.78*** (1.20, 2.63)   0.20*** (0.10, 0.39)
[Equiv OR = 5.00]
 
Recognised using mental health-related labels (excluding the label “depression”) 1.44** (1.07, 1.92)   0.47*** (0.34, 0.66)
[Equiv OR = 2.13]
 
Stigma Scale Scores
Weak-not-Sick Scale    1.10** (1.02, 1.18)
[IQOR = 1.33]
 
Nagelkerke R2 0.06 0.06 0.09 0.04
  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 self-help strategies have been provided