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Table 3 The association between socio-demographic characteristics and attitude of Nurses towards EoLC in Amhara region Referral Hospitals, Northwest Ethiopia, 2017 (N = 331)

From: Knowledge, attitude and associated factors towards end of life care among nurses’ working in Amhara Referral Hospitals, Northwest Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Factors Attitude COR 95 (CI) AOR 95 (CI) p-value
Fav. (no) Unfav. (no)
Institution
 Hospital 1 131 (70.8%) 54 (29.2%) 1.040 (0.525–2.058)   
 Hospital 2 68 (70.8%) 28 (29.2%) 1.041 (0.493–2.199)   
 Hospital 3 35 (70.0%) 15 (30.0%) 1   
Sex
 Male 107 (73.8%) 38 (26.2%) 1   
 Female 127 (68.3%) 59 (31.7%) 0.764 (0.472–1.238)   
Age
 23–30 160 (71.1%) 65 (28.9%) 1   
 31–40 63 (70.0%) 27 (30.0%) 0.895 (0.275–2.913)   
 > 40 11 (68.8%) 5 (31.2%) 0.818 (0.240–2.793)   
Religion
 Orthodox 191 (73.5%) 69 (26.5%) 1   
 Muslim 26 (65.0%) 14 (35.0%) 0.671 (0.331–1.359)   
 Protestant 17 (54.8%) 14 (45.2%) 0.439 (0.205–0.937)   
Educational status
 Diploma 18 (40.0%) 27 (60.0%) 1   
 BSc and above 216 (75.5%) 70 (24.5%) 4.629 (2.406–8.906) 4.41 (2.23–8.73) 0.000*
Marital status
 Single 150 (70.8%) 62 (29.2%) 1   
 Married 84 (70.6%) 35 (29.4%) 1.008 (0.616–1.650)   
Clinical area
 OPD 53 (66.2%) 27 (33.8%) 1   
 Emergency 46 (68.7%) 21 (31.3%) 1.116 (0.558–2.233)   
 Inpatient 135 (73.4%) 49 (26.6%) 1.404 (0.796–2.475)   
Year of experience
 ≤ 5 164 (71.6%) 65 (28.4%) 1   
 6–10 53 (67.1%) 26 (32.9%) 1.944 (1.051–3.593) 2.19 (1.14–4.21) 0.018*
 > 10 17 (73.9%) 6 (26.1%) 3.399 (0.98–11.789) 2.66 (0.72–9.83) 0.140*
Experience in caring chronically ill
 Daily 111 (72.5%) 42 (27.5%) 1.302 (0.753–2.251)   
 Once per week 56 (71.8%) 22 (28.2%) 1.254 (0.657–2.391)   
 Once/month and less 67 (67.0%) 33 (33.0%) 1   
Experience of caring for a dying family member
 No 150 (67.0%) 74 (33.0%) 1   
 Yes 84 (78.5%) 23 (21.5%) 1.802 (1.051–3.088) 1.72 (0.96–3.07) 0.066
EoLC training
 No 179 (66.5%) 90 (33.5%) 1   
 Yes 55 (88.7%) 7 (11.3%) 3.951 (1.729–9.026) 3.02 (1.28–7.13) 0.011*
Monthly salary
 ≤ 5000 57 (55.9%) 45 (44.1%) 1   
 > 5000 177 (77.3%) 52 (22.7%) 2.687 (1.633–4.423)   
  1. Fav. favorable, Unfav. unfavorable, NB variables having a (0 ≤ 0.2) in bivariable (unadjusted) analysis included in the multivariable (adjusted) analysis
  2. AOR, adjusted odds ratio, COR Crude Odds Ratio, BSc Bachelor in Science, OPD out patient department
  3. *Statistically significant at p-value ≤ 0.05