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Table 4 Association between medication knowledge, certainty evaluation and risk of error and participants' background characteristics

From: Medication knowledge, certainty, and risk of errors in health care: a cross-sectional study

Associating factors Medication knowledge (score 0-42) Certainty (score 0-3) Risk of error (score 1-3)
  Beta P-value R 2 -change Beta P-value R 2 -Change Beta P-value R 2 -Change
Working in hospitals 1.80 <0.001 0.10 0.22 <0.001 0.08 -0.20 0.001 0.10
Postgraduate specialist 1.23 0.01 0.03   ns   -0.22 0.001 0.05
Course in drug management 1.60 0.006 0.03   ns   -0.21 0.004 0.03
GHQ score coping   Ns   0.06 0.005 0.04 0.05 0.005 0.03
Total adjusted R2    0,16    0.11    0.20
  1. Multivariable linear regression with forward stepwise selection of variables.