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Table 4 Characteristics associated with the physician’s conceivability of performing EAS in case of psychiatric suffering (n = 1245)*

From: Public and physicians’ support for euthanasia in people suffering from psychiatric disorders: a cross-sectional survey study

  Absolute EAS conceivable Univariable Multivariable
numbers Row % OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI)
Gender
 Male 607 39.4 Reference Reference
 Female 629 37.7 0.931 (0.740–1.171) 0.769 (0.599–0.988)
Age
  < 40 288 40.3 0.863 (0.628–1.186)
 40–54 615 35.0 0.688 (0.525–0.902)
 ≥ 55 342 43.9 Reference  
Religious beliefs
 No 802 44.3 Reference Reference
 Yes 425 27.5 0.478 (0.371–0.617) 0.419 (0.320–0.549)
Specialty
 General practitioner 535 47.1 Reference Reference
 Elderly care physician 193 44.6 0.903 (0.648–1.256) 0.954 (0.675–1.346)
 Medical specialist 314 20.1 0.282 (0.204–0.390) 0.242 (0.171–0.340)
 Psychiatrist 203 39.4 0.730 (0.526–1.015) 0.651 (0.455–0.932)
Years of experience
 < 10 265 35.8 Reference  
 ≥ 10 980 39.4 1.163 (0.877–1.541)
Completed palliative care training
 No 742 36.1 Reference  
 Yes 489 41.9 1.277 (1.010–1.613)
SCEN physician
 No 1197 36.8 Reference  
 Yes 39 89.7 15.000 (5.296–42.485) NE
Consultant palliative care/member palliative care team
 No 1186 38.3 Reference  
 Yes 50 44.0 1.267 (0.716–2.241)
Ever received an EAS request
 No 378 23.0 Reference  
 Yes, but never performed EAS 292 27.7 1.284 (0.904–1.823) NE
 Yes, and performed EAS 561 54.4 3.985 (2.977–5.334) NE
Received an EAS request from a psychiatric patient in the past year
 No 1148 37.3 Reference Reference
 Yes 67 55.2 2.075 (1.263–3.408) 1.828 (1.074–3.113)
  1. * Number of missing varied between 0 and 30 (2.4%). The variables ‘SCEN-physician’ and ‘ever having received/granted a request’ were not entered into the multivariable model due to collinearity with other variables in the model. Bold indicates statistical significance (p < 0.05)
  2. – indicates the item was entered in the regression but was eliminated in the stepwise procedure because p > 0.10, NE indicates the item was not entered in the regression