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Table 6 Physician characteristics related to the number of correct answers on the knowledge statements (multivariate linear regression; n = 406)

From: The use of opioids at the end of life: the knowledge level of Dutch physicians as a potential barrier to effective pain management

Dependent variable Independent variables* Beta (standardised regression coefficient) p
• Number of correct answers on the knowledge statements • Number of patients to whom the respondent prescribes opioids per year .22 <0.001
  • Received specific education in palliative care .18 <0.001
  • Clinical Specialist -.16 <0.001
  • Man -.10 0.03
  1. * variables that were analysed, but were not significant in the final model: year of graduation, full-time or part-time employment, number of patients that had died non-suddenly in the past year