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Table 4 Binary logistic regression, influential factors identifieda (N = 438)

From: Support, needs and expectations of family caregivers regarding general practitioners – results from an online survey

Dependent variable: Satisfaction with support from general practitioners
(“How would you rate the support that your GP has given you in caring for your family member?”)
Independent variable (possible influential factor or predictor)
The general practitioner I consult in care matters...
Omnibus test (Step 1: Model) Log-Likelihood Cox & Snell R2 Nagelkerke R2 Hosmer-Lemeshow
Chi2
Coefficient of regression β Exp (B) Significance 95% confidence interval Exp (B) Standard error
1) … is familiar with everyday life and challenges of caring for family members. .000 403.368 .286 .400 .000 2.889 17.972 .000 10.709; 30.162 .264
2) … is familiar with my personal situation as a caregiver. .000 431.158 .239 .335 .000 2.522 12.448 .000 7.654; 20.246 .248
3) … feels responsibility for the issues facing people caring for family members and provides advice and assistance. .000 413.533 .269 .376 .000 3.455 31.659 .000 15.090; 66.422 .378
4) … does not wait for me to raise issues but proactively addresses them. .037 546.806 .010 .014 .000 .585 1.795 .044 1.017; 3.169 .290
5) … provides emotional support such as by giving encouragement during care. .000 510.691 .088 .123 .000 1.989 7.309 .000 3.436; 15.548 .385
6) … makes decisions with me on caring for the person in need of it. .004 542.802 .019 .026 .000 .598 1.818 .004 1.208; 2.736 .209
7) … sees not only the needs of the person in my care, but also my opinions, needs and stresses. .000 531.878 .043 .060 .000 .916 2.498 .000 1.656; 3.769 .210
8) … considers the person in my care in decisions and responds to his or her requests. .000 433.072 .236 .330 .000 3.072 21.579 .000 11.093; 41.978 .340
9) ... encourages me to raise my own health concerns. .000 486.108 .138 .193 .000 3.085 21.861 .000 6.790; 70.391 .597
10) … has enough time for me. .058 547.502 .008 .012 .000 .442 1.555 .059 .983; 2.462 .234
11) … conducts home visits to relieve me and to make an impression of the person in my care in our home environment. .000 486.108 .138 .193 .000 3.085 21.861 .000 6.790; 70.391 .597
12) … gives me time to consider important decisions on care. .122 548.787 .005 .008 .000 .392 1.480 .119 .904; 2.422 .251
13) … tells me about local support and assistance services. .000 441.421 .221 .309 .000 2.311 10.087 .000 6.299; 16.153 .240
14) … makes arrangements for support and assistance services for me. .016 545.380 .013 .018 .000 1.299 3.667 .037 1.079; 12.463 .624
15) … advises me on legal aspects such as power of attorney, care assistance, and driving. .000 522.476 .063 .088 .000 2.343 10.412 .000 3.197; 33.906 .602
16) … conducts regular follow-up observations. .028 546.346 .011 .015 .000 .464 1.590 .030 1.047; 2.416 .213
17) … makes diagnoses early. .079 548.086 .007 .010 .000 .360 1.433 .080 .958; 2.143 .205
18) … supports and provides therapy for my family member. .000 527.205 .053 .074 .000 1.040 2.828 .000 1.842; 4.342 .219
19) … arranges doctors specialised in the field for us. .000 517.243 .074 .104 .000 2.845 17.208 .000 5.039; 58.767 .627
20) … explains the situation to the person in my care in ways that he or she can understand, therefore supporting me. .000 467.789 .173 .242 .000 2.694 14.793 .000 7.570; 28.908 .342
21) … is early to acknowledge me as the caregiver with the awareness that I am responsible for my family member’s care from the beginning. .000 452.523 .201 .281 .000 2.422 11.270 .000 6.378; 19.916 .290
  1. Coding of dependent variables: 0 = Completely agree/Somewhat agree; 1 = Somewhat disagree/Completely disagree
  2. aClassification according to Cohen [41]: low or weak explained variation | Nagelkerke R| = <.1; medium or moderate explained variation | Nagelkerke R| = .13–.3; high or strong explained variation | Nagelkerke R| = >.35