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Table 3 Multiple logistic regression analysis: Factors associated with voluntary research involvement (n = 1815)

From: Research involvement among undergraduate health sciences students: a cross-sectional study

Variables (Step 3) OR 95% CI p
  DT (vs. MB,ChB) 2.29 1.31 – 4.03 0.004
OT (vs. MB,ChB) 1.41 0.83 - 2.41 0.206
PT (vs. MB,ChB) 2.10 1.43 - 3.08 <0.001
SLHT (vs. MB,ChB) 9.75 5.15 – 18.47 <0.001
Male gender (vs. female) 1.99 1.48 - 2.67 <0.001
Previous BSc experience (≥1 years vs. none) 1.60 1.17 - 2.20 0.003
Previous curricular research project completed (yes vs. no) 3.27 2.46 – 4.34 <0.001
  1. Variables entered on step 1: Discipline, Gender, BSc experience, Ethnicity, Age (p < 0.1 on bivariate analysis), previous curricular research project completed. OR Odds ratio, CI Confidence interval, DT Dietetics, OT Occupational therapy, PT Physiotherapy/Physical therapy, SLHT Speech, language and hearing therapy, MB,ChB Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MD/MBBS equivalent), BSc Bachelor of Science (undergraduate science degree)