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Table 4 Predictors of Improvement 6 Months 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 drinking or... Readiness (1–10) Importance (1–10) Confidence (1–10) RTCQ (-24- +24)
  OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI)
Female 0.63 (0.30, 1.30) 0.60 (0.31, 1.18) 0.66 (0.32, 1.38) 0.91 (0.47, 1.73)
Age 1.02 (0.99, 1.05) 1.00 (0.97, 1.03) 1.01 (0.98, 1.04) 1.00 (0.98, 1.03)
White 0.25 (0.09, 0.69) 0.66 (0.29, 1.47) 0.47 (0.21, 1.03) 0.85 (0.36, 1.99)
No Partner 0.80 (0.41, 1.54) 0.42 (0.23, 0.79) 0.44 (0.25, 0.78) 0.30 (0.34, 1.99)
Drinks per day 0.98 (0.90, 1.07) 0.99 (0.93, 1.06) 0.98 (0.91, 1.06) 0.96 (0.89, 1.03)
Alcohol consequences
(SIP score)
0.98 (0.95, 1.02) 1.00 (0.96, 1.04) 1.02 (0.98, 1.06) 0.99 (0.96, 1.03)
Discussion with physician 1.06 (0.58, 1.95) 0.56 (0.33, 0.95) 0.62 (0.27, 1.41) 0.85 (0.42, 1.73)
Illicit drug use 1.45 (0.65, 3.22) 0.71 (0.31, 1.63) 0.96 (0.42, 2.19) 1.61 (0.63, 4.09)
  1. OR = odds ratio
  2. SIP: Short Inventory of Problems
  3. RTCQ: Readiness To Change Questionnaire
  4. Bold entries have p-values < 0.05