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Table 5 Factors related to the level of psychological distress. Final equation in a stepwise, multivariate, linear regression analysis.

From: Work factors and psychological distress in nurses' aides: a prospective cohort study

Factors b (se) β P
Exposure to role conflicts at work 0.027 (0.009) 0.043 0.003
Exposure to threats and violence 0.016 (0.006) 0.035 0.014
Change in work or work tasks from baseline to follow-up that resulted in lower support and encouragement 0.136 (0.055) 0.034 0.014
Change in work or work tasks from baseline to follow-up that resulted in lower work pace - 0.123 (0.032) - 0.054 < 0.001
Marital status 0.039 (0.017) 0.031 0.024
The extent of being bothered by long-term health problems 0.031 (0.007) 0.063 < 0.001
Baseline level of psychological distress 0.617 (0.016) 0.556 < 0.001
  1. b (se) = adjusted, unstandardised regression coefficients (standard error).
  2. β = adjusted, standardised regression coefficients
  3. The factors not retained in the final equation were: age, gender, pregnancy, number of preschool children, the extent of engagement in special tasks of care taking during leisure time, regular physical exercise, years of experience as nurses' aide, other baseline work factors (except practice area), and other types of changes in the work situation between baseline and follow-up.
  4. Married or cohabiting = 0; single = 1.