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Table 5 Summary of the estimates from the multivariable regression model for FABQ-Physical (N = 231) and FABQ-Work (N = 230)

From: Low back pain beliefs are associated to age, location of work, education and pain-related disability in Chinese healthcare professionals working in China: a cross sectional survey

  FABQ-Physical FABQ-Work
  Marginal means Unstandardised regression coefficient1 95% CI p-value Marginal means Unstandardised regression coefficient1 95% CI p-value
Location of work
Metropolitan hospitals 17.9 REF      17.6 REF     
Regional community health centres 16.8 −1.1 −2.6 - 0.4 0.148 17.0 −0.6 −3.2 - 2.0 0.639
Occupation             
Nurses 17.7 REF     0.7812 17.5 REF     0.4832
Medical practitioners 17.4 −0.3 −2.2 - 1.5 0.728 17.5 0.0 −3.2 - 3.2 0.996
Therapists 17.4 −0.3 −2.9 - 2.3 0.814 18.7 1.3 −3.2 - 5.7 0.572
TCMP 15.8 −1.9 −5.6 - 1.9 0.324 13.3 −4.2 −10.7 - 2.2 0.200
Other 16.4 −1.3 −4.0 - 1.3 0.325 15.3 −2.1 −6.7 - 2.4 0.359
LBP Disability             
LBP low disability 16.4 REF      15.1 REF     
LBP high disability 19.2 2.8 1.5 - 4.1 <0.001 21.3 6.2 4.0 - 8.4 <0.001
Gender             
Male 17.7 REF      19.5 REF     
Female 17.3 −0.4 −2.1 - 1.4 0.677 16.5 −3.0 −6.0 - 0.0 0.053
Age             
20 to29 yrs 17.4 REF     0.8472 17.6 REF     0.0442
30 to 39 yrs 17.7 0.4 −1.3 - 2.0 0.665 19.3 1.7 −1.1 - 4.4 0.239
40 yrs or greater 17.3 −0.1 −1.6 - 1.5 0.924 15.9 −1.73 −4.4 - 0.9 0.205
Academic Qualification
Secondary technical 18.5 REF     0.1652 18.0 REF     0.6182
Junior college/Senior High 17.2 −1.3 −3.0 - 0.4 0.137 17.6 −0.5 −3.4 - 2.4 0.753
Bachelor degree 17.7 −0.8 −2.7 - 1.2 0.446 17.4 −0.7 −4.0 - 2.7 0.689
Postgraduate degree 15.5 −2.9 −5.8 - 0.0 0.049 14.8 −3.2 −8.2 - 1.8 0.205
  1. 1 adjusted for all other independent variables.
  2. 2 Joint Wald test for coefficients.
  3. 3 contrast to ’30-39 yrs’ category = −3.4 (95% CI: −6.0 to −0.7, p = .013).
  4. TCMP = Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners; Other: included trainee medical practitioners, trainee therapists or medical practitioners in other fields for example obstetricians or surgeons who have had experience managing patients with LBP.