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Table 4 Multinomial regression analyses for type of described staff-patient interactions (Step 3 in SESPI)

From: The quality and quantity of staff-patient interactions as recorded by staff. A registry study of nursing documentation in two inpatient mental health wards

  Likelihood Ratio (95% CI) P value
A. No staff approach (ref = D. Fully described interaction)
 Education level (ref = Bachelor with further education)
  Bachelor 1.021 (.759–1.372) .891
  Other 1.444 (1.001–2.083) .049
 Shift type (ref = Night)
  Day 1.784 (1.189–2.675) .005
  Evening 1.790 (1.201–2.667) .004
Hospital ward (Acute vs. DPC) 1.407 (1.070–1.851) .015
B. Staff approach, but no patient’s response (ref = D. Fully described interaction)
 Education level (ref = Bachelor with further education)
  Bachelor 1.332 (.879–2.018) .176
  Other 1.318 (.786–2.211) .295
 Shift type (ref = Night)
  Day 2.898 (1.455–5.774) .002
  Evening 2.639 (1.331–5.235) .005
Hospital ward (Acute vs. DPC) 1.463 (1.001–2.140) .050
C. “Superficial” staff approach (ref = D. Fully described interaction)
 Education level (ref = Bachelor with further education)
  Bachelor 1.122 (.740–1.699) .588
  Other 1.207 (.712–2.047) .485
 Shift type (ref = Night)
  Day .619 (.365–1.048) .074
  Evening .593 (.353–.996) .048
Hospital ward (Acute vs. DPC) 1.519 (1.030–2.239) .035