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Table 4 Univariate and forward stepwise multivariate regression relationship of searching for comparative performance information versus background characteristics, awareness, and understanding physiotherapists’ expertise in Parkinson’s disease

From: Recognition of physiotherapists’ expertise in Parkinson’s disease

  Univariate analyses Multivariate analyses
OR [95% CI] P OR [95% CI] P
Age 0.96 [0.93–0.99] 0.02*   
Educational level (low)     
Middle 1.49 [0.69–3.23] 0.32   
High 0.73 [0.20–2.61] 0.62   
No internet use 2.12 [1.02–4.39] 0.04*   
Not aware of expert PD physiotherapists 3.76 [1.11–12.70] 0.03*   
No recognition of added value of expert physiotherapist 3.29 [1.47–7.31] 0.01* 3.28 [1.42–7.58] 0.01*
No prior attention to physiotherapist expertise 0.57 [0.18–1.82] 0.34   
Not knowing where to look for CPI 1.13 [0.30–4.16] 0.86   
No quality differences between generic and expert physiotherapists     
Yes, large differences 1.41 [0.29–6.80] 0.67   
Yes, small differences 0.91 [0.17–4.73] 0.92   
Do not know 0.26 [0.04–1.56] 0.14   
Not willing to switch 3.86 [0.89–16.78] 0.07   
Received provider options from referring physician 1.79 [0.77–4.14] 0.17   
  1. The total number of respondents included in the analysis was 279.
  2. *p < 0.05.
  3. Reference category.
  4. CI, Confidence interval; CPI, comparative performance information; OR, odds ratio; PD, Parkinson’s Disease.