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Table 3 Pre and Post-test multivariate ordinary least squares regression analyses

From: One-day workshop-based training improves physical activity prescription knowledge in Latin American physicians: a pre-test post-test study

  Pre-test score model Post-test score model
  All specialties (n = 870) Family medicine only (n = 74) All specialties (n = 870) General medicine only (n = 298)
  R2 = 0.22 (p < 0.001) R2 = 0.52 (p = 0.017) R2 = 0.20 (p < 0.001) R2 = 0.21 (p = 0.001)
  Coefficient p-value Coefficient p-value Coefficient p-value Coefficient p-value
Country (reference, Argentina)
 Bolivia 0.02 0.64    0.09 0.01   
 Chile 0.13 0.01    0.15 0.00 0.17 0.03
 Colombia 0.07 0.06 −0.23 0.03 0.14 0.00 0.16 0.02
 Costa Rica 0.08 0.03 −0.21 0.18 0.11 0.00 0.11 0.11
 Ecuador 0.00 0.92    0.03 0.39 −0.02 0.89
 Mexico 0.04 0.33 −0.34 0.00 0.08 0.02 0.05 0.59
 Nicaragua 0.08 0.06 0.08 0.64 0.04 0.24 −0.03 0.73
 Puerto Rico 0.14 0.02    0.24 0.00 0.25 0.01
 Dominican Republic −0.05 0.20 −0.32 0.01 0.07 0.03 0.09 0.23
 Uruguay 0.05 0.37 −0.17 0.15 0.15 0.00 0.14 0.09
 Venezuela 0.06 0.25    0.14 0.00 0.23 0.09
Specialty (reference, Other specialties)
 General Practitioner 0.00 0.74    −0.01 0.49   
 Family Medicine 0.06 0.00    0.02 0.27   
 Internal Medicine 0.06 0.00    0.02 0.21   
 IM Sub. 0.06 0.01    −0.01 0.68   
 Pediatrics 0.07 0.01    0.01 0.75   
 Cardiology 0.02 0.54    −0.01 0.80   
 Sports Medicine 0.13 0.00    0.06 0.00   
Age > 40 −0.05 0.00 −0.07 0.02 −0.03 0.00 −0.06 0.00
Male sex 0.01 0.14 0.02 0.60 0.01 0.27 −0.01 0.36
Daily sitting time (hours), continuous 0.00 0.61 0.01 0.22 0.00 0.18 0.00 0.64
Perception of poor health status −0.01 0.25 −0.09 0.02 −0.03 0.02 −0.04 0.03
Complies with aerobic PA recommendation 0.03 0.01 0.06 0.05 0.01 0.46 0.00 0.94
Complies with muscular PA recommendation −0.01 0.32 −0.07 0.02 0.00 0.60 0.02 0.26
Evaluate PA in their clinical practice 0.00 0.96 −0.11 0.05 0.00 0.78 0.00 0.96
Recommends PA in their clinical practice 0.02 0.31 0.18 0.01 0.01 0.47 0.01 0.73
Overweight and obesity (BMI > 25 kg/m2) −0.02 0.04 0.01 0.82 −0.01 0.34 0.00 0.76
Agree with: “Doctors are responsible for promoting adequate physical activity levels” 0.03 0.31 −0.17 0.05 0.03 0.21 0.03 0.52
Agree with: “I will be able to provide more credible and effective counseling if I stay fit” −0.03 0.15 0.08 0.34 −0.01 0.66 0.01 0.84
Agree with: “I am effective in helping my patients to be physically active” −0.01 0.18 0.01 0.86 −0.02 0.07 −0.02 0.16
Constant 0.61 0.00 0.96 0.00 0.70 0.00 0.69 0.00
  1. IM Sub Internal medicine subspecialties others than Cardiology (immunology, endocrinology, pulmonology, nephrology, gastroenterology, hematology, intensive care specialists, and infectious diseases specialists) p-values <0.05 appear in bold