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Table 4 Prediction of the four category scales* (significant predictors only)

From: Scarcity of resources and inequity in access are frequently reported ethical issues for physiotherapists internationally: an observational study

Predictors Criteria
Scale A Scale B Scale C Scale D
β T p β T p β T p β T p
Gender             
 Female 0.65 2.44 0.01 0.88 2.41 0.01 0.11 3.00 0.00
 Male 0.55 2.06 0.04
 Diverse − 0.84 − 2.34 0.02
WCPT regions             
 Africa 0.01 0.01
 Asia & Western Pacific 0.10 2.84 0.96 2.46
 Europe 0.00
 North America & Caribbean 0.13 3.18  
 South America
Working years 0.11 3.00 0.00 0.19 5.07 < 0.00 0.14 3.71 < 0.00 0.10 2.45 0.02
Areas             
 Rural 0.05
 Urban 0.07 2.01
 Both
Number of type of workplaces 0.84 2.06 0.39
Number of working fields − 0.11 − 3.63 < 0.00 − 0.16 − 4.31 < 0.00 − 0.10 − 2.55 0.01 − 0.11 − 2.97 0.00
Learned code of conduct             
 Yes 0.1y 4.24 < 0.00 0.13 3.59 < 0.00 0.14 3.68 < 0.00
 No 0.09 2.30 0.02
 Don’t know
  F6.707 = 9.18, p < 0.001    F6,723 = 12.47, p < 0.001    F4,721 = 6.19, p < 0.001    F6,711 = 9.98, p < 0.001   
  R = 0.27, R2 = 0.07
R2corr = 0.064
   R = 0.31, R2 = 0.09
R2corr = 0.086
   R = 0.18, R2 = 0.03
R2corr = 0.028
   R = 0.28, R2 = 0.08
R2corr = 0.070
  
  1. *Scale A = Physical Therapist and Patient Interaction, B = Physical Therapist and other Health Professionals (including other Physical Therapists), C = Physical Therapist and the System, D = Professional and Economic Ethical Situations. Only significant predictors are shown; variables of paying sources, WCPT membership, degree in physiotherapy vs. other disciplines, learning about ethic decision making were not significant predictors in any scale