Skip to main content

Table 3 Factors contributing to respondents willingness to receive care from an NP in different circumstances

From: Predictive factors of the general public’s willingness to be seen and seek treatment from a nurse practitioner in Australia: a cross-sectional national survey

  Response variable
Heard of NP Willingness to receive car from NP^a Prefer Wait Dr^b Always Consider NP
ED Community Prescribe refer More time Manage chronic Treat child Less waiting   
(Intercept) − 1.43*** (.22) 2.34*** (.23) 3.14*** (.36) 2.15*** (.30) 1.03*** (.25) 1.33*** (.29) 1.64*** (.18) 2.16*** (.21) − 0.40* (.16) − 1.14*** (.13)
Gender
 Female
 Male − 0.71*** (.12)     − 0.28* (.13) − 0.25 (.16)     
Age (65+) 0.52*** (.14)   − 0.72*** (.21) − 0.68*** (.29) − 0.63*** (.15) − 0.28 (.19) − 0.77*** (.17) − 0.69*** (.17) 0.45** (.14) 0.46* (.18)
Education
 Secondary
TAFE 0.10 (.16) − 0.40 (.25)    − 0.30 (.19)   − 0.04 (.21) − 0.21 (.21) − 0.35* (.17)  
Tertiary 0.88*** (.14) − 0.53* (.22)    − 0.61*** (.16)   − 0.36* (.18) − 0.65*** (.18) − 0.02 (.14)  
Days poor physical health 0.1 (.06) − 0.17 (.11)   0.18 (.11)       − 0.13 (.08)
LOTE − 0.46* (.18) − 0.49* (.23) − 0.45 (.28) − 0.39 (.23)   − 0.71*** (.21) − 0.55** (.20) − 0.41* (.21) 0.40* (.18) 0.39 (.23)
Days poor sleep   0.19* (.09)   0.24** (.08) 0.17* (.07) 0.12 (.08) 0.19** (07) 0.13 (.07)   
Days health interfere   0.38** (.15)   − 0.28* (.12)       
Chronic disease   − 0.3 (.19)       − 0.35* (.16) 0.19 (.13)  
Location
 City
 Town    0.46 (.26) 0.20 (.20)   0.30 (.20)    − 0.15 (.15) − 0.29 (.20)
 Rural    0.46 (.26) 0.44* (.21)   0.47* (.21)    − 0.55*** (.15) − 0.56** (.20)
General health rating    − 0.31* (.15) (.12)       
Days poor mental health          − 0.06 (.06)  
AIC 1629.82 927.92 738.19 1048.94 1401.75 1023.3 1177.98 1203.18 1614.95 993.43
Num. obs. 1248 1291 1290 1287 1276 1277 1196 1276 1219 944
  1. ***p < 0.001, **p < 0.01, *p < 0.05
  2. ^a Likert response transformed to binary Agree (1) vs Disagree / Neither (0)
  3. ^b Respondents willing to wait (any amount of time) to see a Doctor rather in preference to NP
\