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Table 5 Variables associated with the hospital staffs degree of worry about A/H1N1 influenza pandemic (N = 469).

From: General hospital staff worries, perceived sufficiency of information and associated psychological distress during the A/H1N1 influenza pandemic

Independent Variables Univariate Analyses Multiple Regression Analysis (1)
  p-values beta (2) p-values
Demographics    
   Sex 0.201 (3) 0.053 0.213
   Age 0.006 (4) 0.024 0.620
   Educational Level < 0.0005 (4) 0.040 0.396
   Children (No = 0, Yes = 1) 0.003 (3) 0.047 0.338
Profession    
   Nurse 0.129 (3) - -
   Medical < 0.0005 (3) -0.070 0.140
   Allied 0.547 (3) - -
   Auxiliary < 0.0005 (3) 0.099 0.023
Perceived sufficiency of information about:    
   A/H1N1 influenza symptoms 0.006 (4) -0.086 0.175
   A/H1N1 influenza prognosis < 0.0005 (4) -0.161 0.008
   A/H1N1 influenza treatment < 0.0005 (4) -0.005 0.993
   A/H1N1 influenza infection route 0.017 (4) -0.019 0.781
   A/H1N1 influenza preventive measures 0.004 (4) -0.002 0.995
Beliefs about a possible infection    
   It would have major health consequences < 0.0005 (4) 0.368 < 0.0005
   It would be difficult to treat < 0.0005 (4) 0.154 0.003
Department's efficacy    
   They felt the department had provided clear information about the A/H1N1 influenza 0.510 (4) - -
   They felt their department was well prepared for the A/H1N1 influenza pandemic 0.637 (4) - -
Work satisfaction 0.298 (4) - -
  1. (1): Multiple regression analysis with dependent variable the degree of worry about the swine flu pandemic and independent variables the major demographic variables and the statistically significant variables of the univariate comparisons; Cumulative R2 Adjusted= 0.270; F[13,455] = 14.3, p < 0.0005 (2): Standardized beta coefficients; (3): two-tailed t-test; (4): Pearson correlation; All the VIFs for individual variables were less than 2 and all tolerances were close to 1.