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Table 5 Practice guideline adherence on advice to return to work by chiropractors in all vignettes: results of (univariable and multivariable) generalized mixed model

From: Management of people with low back pain: a survey of opinions and beliefs of Dutch and Belgian chiropractors

Univariable generalized mixed models Practice guidelines adherence in the vignette (% (95% CI)) OR (95% CI)
Overall adherence for all six vignettes 59.4 (55.2–63.4)  
Overall adherence for the three vignettes describing patients with acute low back pain 39.4 (34.6–44.4)  
Overall adherence for the three vignettes describing patients with chronic low back pain 81.6 (76.9–85.4)  
Postgraduate training   
 No (reference category) 56.5 (51.1–61.2)  
 Yes 63.8(57.2–70.0) 1.4 (0.9–1.9)
Country where working   
 Belgium (reference category) 47.6 (39.8–55.6)  
 The Netherlands 63.6 (58.9–68.0) 1.9 (1.3–2.8)
Type of practice   
 Solo practice (reference category) 58.6 (52.1–64.8)  
 Group practice 60.0 (54.4–65.3) 1.1 (0.7–1.5)
Years in practice   
 0–10 years 65.4(59.4–71.0)  
 11–20 years 55.7 (47.9–63.3) 0.7 (0.4–1.0)
 20+ years 52.5 (44.1–60.8) 0.6 (0.4–0.9)
Familiar with guidelines   
 No (reference category) 54.2 (46.4–61.7)  
 Yes 61.6 (56.6–66.3) 1.4 (0.9–2.0)
Multivariable generalized mixed models Coefficient OR 95% CI
Post-graduate education    
 No (reference category)    
 Yes 0.2 1.2 0.9–1.7
Country where working    
 Belgium (reference category)    
 Netherlands 0.7 2.0 1.3–2.9
Type of practice    
 Solo practice (reference category)    
 Group practice − 0.2 0.8 0.6–1.2
Years in practice    
 0–10 years (reference category)    
 10–20 years − 0.4 0.6 0.4–1.0
 20+ years − 0.5 0.6 0.4–0.9
Familiar with guidelines    
 No (reference category)    
 Yes 0.1 1.1 0.7–1.5