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Table 8 The results of univariate and multivariate logistic regression models for the acceptance of Internet use for accessing educational resources

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 0.91 (0.57-1.44) .68 1.01 (0.56-1.82) .98
Age of respondent     
 ≤31 years     
 >31 to ≤50 years 0.59 (0.29-1.18) .132 0.88 (0.39-2.00)  
 >50 to ≤61 years 0.37 (0.18-0.74) .005 0.77 (0.29-2.04) .60
 >61 years 0.26 (0.14-0.51) <.001 0.79 (0.28-2.23) .66
Place of residence     
 rural     
 urban below 100.000 inhabitants 1.12 (0.59-2.11) .73 0.67 (0.29-1.51) .33
 urban above 100.000 inhabitants 1.89 (1.10-3.27) .02 1.40 (0.68-2.88) .36
Education     
 level 1     
 level 2 2.404 .005 1.47 (0.66-3.26) .35
 level 3 4.527 <.001 2.51 (1.09-5.74) .03
Number of chronic diseases diagnosed in the respondent     
 1     
 >1 0.50 (0.32-0.80) .004 0.69 (0.36-1.33) .27
Duration of chronic disease     
 ≤5     
 >5 to ≤10 0.31 (0.16-0.59) <.001 0.30 (0.14-0.64) .002
 >10 to ≤18 0.56 (0.270-1.18) .13 0.60 (0.24-1.49) .27
 >18 0.54 (0.26-1.12) .10 0.72 (0.31-1.65) .43
At least one admission to hospital due to chronic disease     
 No     
 Yes 0.50 (0.30-0.84) .009 0.51 (0.27-.96) .04
The use of the internet without help of other persons     
 No     
 Yes 3.60 (2.15-6.04) <.001 1.35 (0.60-3.03) .472
Opinion about the usefulness of the internet in helping to make decision about own health     
 Not useful at all     
 Not useful 4.17 (1.23-14.14) .02 4.17 (1.15-15.21) .03
 Unsure 3.50 (1.20-10.17) .02 3.24 (0.98-10.76) .06
 Useful 9.79 (3.49-27.46) <.001 7.56 (2.29-24.95) .001
 Very useful 15.25 (4.26-54.68) <.001 11.38 (2.73-47.47) .001