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Table 3 Factors associated with professional help-seeking among veterinarians with self-reported mental health problems in need of treatment (n = 618)

From: Professional help-seeking behaviour for mental health problems among veterinarians in Norway: a nationwide, cross-sectional study (The NORVET study)

  Bivariate Multivariable
  OR 95% CI OR 95% CI
Female 1.89** 1.24–2.86 2.11** 1.24–3.60
Age 1.02 0.95–1.10 1.00 0.92–1.12
Single 1.20 0.87–1.65 1.25 0.86–1.81
SCL-5 1.03 0.89–1.18 1.14 0.93–1.40
Reality weaknessa 0.93* 0.87–0.99 0.93 0.85–1.01
Attitudes toward mental illness
 Treatment helps those with mental illness 1.26* 1.03–1.55 1.32* 1.03–1.68
 People are caring toward those with mental illness 1.03 0.91–1.18 1.10 0.93–1.28
Main field of work (ref. category = mixed clinical practice)
 Companion animals 1.39 0.84–2.32 1.43 0.82–2.50
 Production animals 0.33* 0.13–0.85 0.35* 0.13–0.98
 Equine practice 1.67 0.72–3.87 1.75 0.70–4.36
 Aquaculture 1.23 0.55–2.73 1.18 0.47–2.97
 Public administration 2.31** 1.29–4.13 2.27* 1.15–4.45
 Academia/research 3.44** 1.64–7.18 4.78*** 1.99–11.47
 Other 2.75** 1.39–5.46 2.79* 1.23–6.32
Job stress
 Emotional demands 1.02 0.85–1.23 1.17 0.91–1.50
 Work/life-balance 0.95 0.82–1.11 0.97 0.79–1.19
 Fear of complaints 0.91 0.80–1.05 0.97 0.80–1.18
  1. *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01, ***P < 0.001
  2. aThere was a high correlation between SCL-5 and reality weakness (Pearson’s R = 0.6)