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Table 5 Multinominal logistic regression analysis results according to emotional response levela

From: Factors affecting the emotional reactions of patient relatives who receive news of death: a prospective observational study

  Independent variables B SE OR P value
Initial shock reaction Constant − 1824.7 171,860.6 .992
Patient's relative gender − 971.4 51,835.6 0 .985
Patient's relative age 13.9 820.9 1,121,623.4 .986
Education level of the patient’s relatives − 404.0 48,500.8 3.39E−176 .993
Patient's relative marital status − 646.7 59,258.7 1.40E−281 .991
Number of children of the patient's relative − 1016.0 57,912.6 0 .986
Degree of relationship 159.3 8912.7 1.52E+69 .986
Patient's relative’s history of previous ICU visit 1197.7 69,896.8 b .986
Patient’s relative’s history of previous psychiatric treatment − 1351.5 74,962.5 0 .986
Living in the same house with the patient 610.9 32,989.2 2.01E+265 .985
Length of stay in İCU 13.2 798.4 527,834.475 .987
Diagnosis 137.5 8960.0 5.34E+59 .988
Patient age − 15.7 1104.7 1.57E−07 .989
Patient gender 92.5 27,804.1 1.47E+40 .997
GCS 139.9 7629.5 5.64E+60 .985
APACHE II score 42.2 2500.5 2.19015E+18 .987
Denial Constant − 3.12 59.7   .958
Patient's relative gender − 2.41 2.15 0.09 .261
Patient's relative age 0.013 0.10 1.01 .899
Education level of the patient’s relatives − 1.17 0.96 0.31 .224
Patient's relative marital status 7.34 4.87 1543.3 .131
Number of children of the patient's relative − 2.07 1.87 0.13 .269
Degree of relationship 1.63 1.11 5.08 .141
Patient's relative’s history of previous ICU visit − 0.22 2.11 0.80 .918
Patient’s relative’s history of previous psychiatric treatment 3.28 29.2 26.6 .911
Living in the same house with the patient 7.03 3.95 1133.2 .075
Length of stay in İCU − 0.18 0.14 0.83 .189
Diagnosis − 0.36 0.44 0.7 .413
Patient age − 0.29 0.13 0.75 .020*
Patient gender − 1.70 2.16 0.18 .430
GCS − 0.07 0.23 0.93 .752
APACHE II score 0.07 0.10 1.07 .485
Feeling guilty Constant 17.2 7.78   .027
Patient's relative gender 0.31 1.79 1.37 .862
Patient's relative age 0.16 0.12 1.17 .193
Education level of the patient’s relatives 0.11 0.68 1.12 .872
Patient's relative marital status 3.09 2.52 22.15 .220
Number of children of the patient's relative − 1.73 1.17 0.177 .140
Degree of relationship − 1.45 1.54 0.23 .345
Patient's relative’s history of previous ICU visit 1.50 1.38 4.499 .275
Patient’s relative’s history of previous psychiatric treatment − 1.36 2.02 0.26 .501
Living in the same house with the patient 2.31 2.09 10.1 .269
Length of stay in İCU − 0.03 0.03 0.97 .294
Diagnosis − 0.19 0.29 0.82 .500
Patient age − 0.36 0.15 0.698 .018*
Patient gender 0.12 1.27 1.13 .926
GCS − 0.18 0.17 0.83 .290
APACHE II score − 0.024 0.05 0.98 .645
Anger Constant − 1704.8 0.00  
Patient's relative gender − 846.4 0.00 0  
Patient's relative age 14.44 2642.9 1,868,664.2 .996
Education level of the patient’s relatives − 403.3 40,658.4 6.97E−176 .992
Patient's relative marital status − 619.5 0.000 9.38E−270  
Number of children of the patient's relative − 971.96 0.000 0  
Degree of relationship 130.8 26,488.5 6.17E+56 .996
Patient's relative’s history of previous ICU visit 1273.6 103,748.5 b .990
Patient’s relative’s history of previous psychiatric treatment − 1388.7 0.000 0  
Living in the same house with the patient 569.5 65,826.9 2.24E+247 .993
Length of stay in ICU 12.92 3519.4 406,812.761 .997
Diagnosis 139.97 16,217.5 6.16E+60 .993
Patient age − 14.99 1863.02 3.09E−07 .994
Patient gender 94.5 38,342.18 1.14E+41 .998
GCS 129.68 6065.2 2.08E+56 .983
APACHE II score 37.71 2719.8 2.37153E+16 .989
  1. SE, standard error; OR, odds ratio; GCS, Glasgow coma scale; ICU, intensive care unit
  2. aThe reference category is: Normal reception (p < 0.05); bThis parameter is set to zero because it is redundant
  3. *If the P value was < 0.05, it was considered significant