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Table 3 Predictors of Improvement Immediately After a Primary Care Physician Visit

From: Improvements in readiness to change and drinking in primary care patients with unhealthy alcohol use: a prospective study

Improvement in Readiness
(1–10)
Importance
(1–10)
Confidence
(1–10)
RTCQ
(-24- +24)
  Mean adjusted change (95% CI) Mean adjusted change (95% CI) Mean adjusted change (95% CI) Mean adjusted change (95% CI)
Female -0.37 (-1.19, 0.46) 0.21 (-0.34, 0.77) -0.32 (-0.98, 0.34) 0.57 (-0.26, 1.41)
Age 0.01 (-0.02, 0.04) -0.01 (-0.03, 0.02) 0.00 (-0.03, 0.03) 0.01 (-0.03, 0.04)
White -1.41 (-2.31, -0.51) -0.09 (-1.06, 0.89) -0.36 (-0.86, 0.14) 1.24 (0.10, 2.39)
No Partner 1.06 (0.30, 1.81) -0.05 (-0.65, 0.55) -0.21 (-0.79, 0.37) 0.09 (-1.07, 1.25)
Drinks per day 0.02 (-0.08, 0.12) 0.04 (-0.10, 0.18) -0.01 (-0.06, 0.05) -0.03 (-0.18, 0.11)
Alcohol consequences
(SIP score)
-0.03 (-0.06, 0.00) -0.01 (-0.04, 0.01) 0.01 (-0.03, 0.05) 0.03 (-0.02, 0.07)
Discussion with physician 0.78 (0.05, 1.51) 0.16 (-0.46, 0.79) -0.07 (-0.60, 0.46) 1.14 (0.04, 2.25)
Illicit drug use -0.03 (-0.75, 0.68) -0.51 (-1.27, 0.24) 0.07 (-0.52, 0.66) 0.87 (-0.41, 2.16)
  1. SIP: Short Inventory of Problems
  2. RTCQ: Readiness To Change Questionnaire
  3. Bold entries have p-values < 0.05