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Table 4 The results of univariate and multivariate logistic regression models of the acceptance of Internet use for accessing medical record

From: A cross-sectional study assessing determinants of the attitude to the introduction of eHealth services among patients suffering from chronic conditions

Independent variables Unadjusted OR (95% CI) p Adjusted OR (95% CI) p
Gender     
 Female     
 Male 1.02 (0.66-0.92) .92 1.27 (0.71-2.28) .42
Age of respondent     
 ≤31 years     
 >31 to ≤50 years 0.53 (0.27-1.01) .05 0.73 (0.34-1.58) .42
 >50 to ≤61 years 0.32 (0.16-0.62) .001 0.62 (0.26-1.48) .28
 >61 years 0.20 (0.10-0.39) <.001 0.46 (0.18-1.19) .11
Place of residence     
 Rural     
 Urban below 100.000 inhabitants 0.95 (0.53-1.72) .87 0.67 (0.32-1.37) .27
 urban above 100.000 inhabitants 2.28 (1.31-3.95) .004 1.77 (0.86-3.66) .12
Education     
 Level 1     
 Level 2 2.14 (1.15-3.97) .02 1.35 (0.62-2.97) .45
 Level 3 4.88 (2.72-7.75) <.001 2.52 (1.12-5.67) .03
Number of chronic diseases diagnosed in the respondent     
 1     
 >1 0.56 (0.36-0.86) .009 0.92 (0.51-1.66) .78
Duration of chronic disease     
 ≤5     
 >5 to ≤10 0.51 (0.27-0.94) .03 0.56 (0.27-1.16) .12
 >10 to ≤18 0.71 (1.36-1.38) .31 0.84 (0.37-1.92) .68
 >18 0.55 (0.28-1.07) .08 0.79 (0.34-1.80) .57
At least one admission to hospital due to chronic disease     
 No     
 Yes 0.47 (0.27-0.81) .007 0.44 (0.22-0.85) .02
The use of the internet without help of other persons     
 No     
 Yes 4.12 (2.47-6.89) <.001 1.61 (0.77-3.37) .21
Opinion about the usefulness of the internet in helping to make decision about own health     
 Not useful at all     
 Not useful 4.21 (1.38-12.87) .01 3.80 (1.16-12.42) .03
 Unsure 2.23 (0.84-5.92) .11 1.70 (0.59-4.90) .37
 Useful 6.93 (2.64-18.19) <.001 4.07 (1.41-11.72) .01
 Very useful 9.28 (3.00-27.71) <.001 6.02 (1.78-20.32) .004