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Table 2 Associations between a successful palliative pathway at home and model variables.

From: Associations between successful palliative cancer pathways and community nurse involvement

  Unadjusted prevalence ratio
(95% CI)
Adjusted prevalence ratio
(95% CI)
Gender of relative   
   Male 1 1
   Female 1.0 (0.8;1.4) 1.1 (0.7;1.7)
Age of relative   
   18-64 1 1
   65+ 1.3 (1.0;1.7) 1.0 (0.8;1.6)
Living with patient   Not included because of collinarity with
   No 1 'Relatives' relation to deceased'
   Yes 1.6 (1.0;2.6)  
Relative's relation to diseased   
   Not spouse 1 1
   Spouse 1.4 (1.0;2.0) 0.9 (0.6;1.5)
Relative's vocational education   
   3 years or less 1 1
   > 3 years 0.8 (0.6;1.1) 0.7 (0.3;1.3)
CN's age   Not included because of collinarity with
   Less than 40 1 'CN's years as CN'
   40 and above 1.1 (0.8;1.4)  
CN's years as CN   
   Five and less 1 1
   More than five 1.2 (0.9;1.5) 0.9 (0.6;1.3)
CN's extra education or courses in palliative care (n (%))   
   No 1 1
   Yes 0.7 (0.5;1.2) 0.8 (0.4;1.7)
CN's knowledge prior to palliative period   
   Poor 1 1
   Well 1.2 (0.9;1.5) 1.3 (0.9;1.8)
CN's contact with relatives   
   No 1 1
   Yes 0.6 (0.6;0.7) 1.1 (0.7;1.8)
CN's and community services' home-visits pr day   
   Less than one 1 1
   One or more 0.9 (0.6;1.2) 0.7 (0.4;1.1)
GP involvement   
   No 1 1
   Yes 1.0 (0.7;1.3) 1.0 (0.5;1.7)
Specialist team involvement   
   No 1 1
   Yes 0.9 (0.7;1.3) 1.0 (0.7;1.4)
Place of death   
   Institution (Hospital or Hospice) 1 1
   Nursing home 1.3 (0.7;2.5) 1.8 (0.9;3.7)
   Home 1.7 (1.1;2.7) 2.3 (1.2;4.4)
  1. A total of 101 cases were included in the analyses. The unadjusted and the adjusted prevalence ratios (PRs) are shown with 95% confidence intervals (95%CIs). CN is the Community nurse involved.