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Table 4 Binary Logistic Regressions Estimating Screening, Intervention, and Referral Provision in the Previous Month

From: Screening and managing cannabis use: comparing GP’s and nurses’ knowledge, beliefs, and behavior

  Screening Intervention Referral to AOD Services Referral to Mental Health Services
Item Wald Χ2 OR 99% CI Wald Χ2 OR 99% CI Wald Χ2 OR 99% CI Wald Χ2 OR 99% CI
Professiona 24.07* 4.73 2.54, 8.79 22.30* 4.22 2.32, 7.67 4.64 1.88 1.06, 3.34 15.52* 3.47 1.87, 6.43
Cannabis Should not be Illegalb 5.61 0.57 0.36, 0.91
Cannabis Should not be Decriminalizedb 0.03 1.04 0.64, 1.70
Cannabis Should not be Available for Medicinal Purposesb 7.97* 2.06 1.25, 3.41 1.88 1.34. 0.88, 2.02 0.22 1.13 0.68, 1.86
No Regular User Friendc 6.26 0.55 0.35, 0.88 3.22 0.67 0.44, 1.04 7.45* 0.55 0.35, 0.84 7.19* 0.56 0.36, 0.85
Training 2.35 1.33 0.93, 1.90 4.15 1.42 1.01, 1.98 1.25 1.22 0.86, 1.72 0.39 1.11 0.80, 1.55
Perceived Knowledge 0.00 1.00 0.65, 1.53 0.46 1.15 0.77, 1.71 2.37 0.72 0.47, 1.09 0.54 1.16 0.78, 1.75
Perceived Screening Skills 31.79* 3.28 2.17, 4.95 4.28 1.46 1.02, 2.09 8.69* 1.79 1.22, 2.65 4.54 1.49 1.03, 2.16
Perceived Management Skills 1.82 1.38 0.87, 2.20 3.13 1.47 0.96, 2.26 0.70 1.21 0.78, 1.88 1.14 1.27 0.82, 1.95
10 Minute Brief Assessment Can Reduce Use 1.09 1.11 0.91, 1.36 2.70 1.17 0.97, 1.42
Effective Psychological Treatments Exist 1.03 1.12 0.90, 1.38 0.17 1.04 0.85, 1.28 2.06 1.17 0.94, 1.45
People in My Position Are Effective 0.46 0.93 0.76, 1.14 0.65 1.08 0.89, 1.31 0.42 1.06 0.88, 1.28
  1. Note. -- indicates a variable not included in a model. Superscripts represent the reference group for each independent variable: a GPs, b Should be… (illegal, decriminalized, or available for medicinal purposes), c Has a friend who is a regular cannabis user. * p < 0.01.