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Table 3 Results of multivariate analysis of variables that were significant in bivariate analysis

From: A descriptive, cross-sectional study of postpartum education: midwives’ self-reported knowledge and teaching of postpartum complications in Ghana

  Midwives’ perceived knowledge to teach patients about complications
p-value (odds ratio)
Independent variable Hemorrhage Infection Preeclampsia / eclampsia Hypertension Postpartum depression Venous thrombosis Pulmonary embolism Cardiac event
Hospital 0.02 (2.19) 0.04 (1.85) 0.00 (2.19) 0.01 (2.02)     0.92 (0.98)
# of deliveries per month 0.06 (1.06) 0.04 (1.06) 0.04 (1.04)      
Position / rank       0.04
(1.28)
  0.25 (1.16)
Qualification / education        0.81 (1.07) 0.76 (1.09)
Length of midwifery training      0.37 (1.23) 0.01 (1.91) 0.08 (1.83) 0.98 (1.96)
Age     0.05 (1.09)     
Last training postpartum hemorrhage     0.52 (1.55)     
Last training postpartum assessment of mother     0.66 (1.39)     
Last training postpartum depression      0.01 (5.21)    
  Midwives’ perceived skill set to manage complications
p-value (odds ratio)
Independent variable Hemorrhage Infection Preeclampsia / eclampsia Hypertension Postpartum depression Venous thrombosis Pulmonary embolism Cardiac event
Hospital 0.01 (1.93) 0.02 (1.78) 0.01 (1.93) 0.00 (1.91)     
# of deliveries per month 0.01 (1.06) 0.01 (1.06) 0.01 (1.06)      
Qualification / education      0.02 (2.01) 0.09 (1.47) 0.57 (1.21) 0.16 (1.44)
Length of midwifery training      0.69 (0.87)   0.15 (1.80)  
Years of experience    0.95
(1.01)
0.66 (1.05)     
Age   0.09 (1.09) 0.26 (1.07) 0.29 (1.06)     
Last training in postpartum care 0.11 (2.67)    0.08 (2.56)     
Last training infection prevention 0.50 (0.55) 0.36 (1.83) 0.22 (2.15) 0.88 (0.90)     
Last training postpartum hemorrhage 0.65 (1.56) 0.45 (1.73) 0.61 (0.70) 0.95 (0.95)     
Last training postpartum assessment of mother     0.58 (0.67)     
Last training postpartum warning signs of complications 0.61 (1.70)   0.22 (2.72)      
Last training postpartum depression       0.04 (2.70) 0.02 (3.03) 0.01 (3.69)
  1. Significant p-values in italics font