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Table 3 Bi-variate and multivariate factors associated with primary health care nurses attitude towards people with severe mental illness in Addis Ababa 2018 (N = 610)

From: Primary health care nurses attitude towards people with severe mental disorders in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: a cross sectional study

Variables Attitude status COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI) P value
Positive Negative
Educational status
 Diploma 109 235 4.132 (1.98–8.60) 2.96 (1.17–7.48) 0.021
 BSc 184 47 0.490 (0.22–1.05) 0.405 (0.16–1.08) 0.07
 MSc 23 12 1 1  
Work experience
 ≤ 5 172 268 7.44 (4.32–12.8) 4.84 (2.57–9.14) 0.001
 6–10 58 8 0.659 (0.269–1.616) 0.24 (0.20–1.50)  
 ≥ 11 86 18 1 1  
Mental health training (mh-GAP)
 Yes 147 49 1 1 0.001
 No 169 245 4.349 (2.980–6.347) 4.95 (3.07–7.96)  
Family history of mental illness
 Yes 48 12 1 1  
 No 268 282 1.56 (1.09–2.67) 1.52 (0.74–3.12) 0.25
Personal experience of mental illness
 Yes 55 19 1 1  
 No 261 275 3.050 (1.763–5.278) 1.325 (0.617–2.843) 0.47
Previous experience of working in psychiatry unit
 Yes 53 12 1 1 0.07
 No 263 282 4.736 (2.475–9.060) 2.319 (0.930–5.782)  
Knowledge about severe mental illness
 Good 240 128 1 1 0.001
 Poor 76 166 4.095 (2.898–5.788) 2.83 (1.82–4.39)