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Table 4 Bivariate and multivariable logistic regression analysis of factors associated with MAE in tertiary hospitals, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2018

From: Medication administration errors and contributing factors among nurses: a cross sectional study in tertiary hospitals, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

VariablesMedication administration errorBivariate logistic regressionMultivariable logistic RegressionP-Value
YesNoCOR [95%CI]AOR [95%CI]
Age
 20–24 years77 (37.9%)21 (22.1%)5 [2.0–12.49]0.57 [0.10–3.30]0.53
 25–29 years99 (48.8%)47 (49.5%)2.87 [1.22–6.73]0.35 [0.06–1.95]0.23
 30–34 years16 (7.9%)12 (12.6%)1.8 [0.62–5.35]0.41 [0.08–2.09]0.28
 ≥ 35 years11 (5.4%)15 (15.8%)1.0001.000 
Educational award from
 Gov’t institution106 (52.2%)62 (65.3%)1.0001.000 
 Private institution97 (47.8%)33 (34.7%)1.70 [1.04–2.85]1.37 [0.73–2.6]0.32
Work experience
 < 10 years193 (95.1%)76 (80%)4.80 [2.15–10.85]6.48 [1.32–31.78]0.021
 ≥ 10 years10 (4.9%)19 (20%)1.0001.000 
Duration in the specific unit
 ≤ 3 month22 (10.8%)6 (6.3%)1.70 [0.66–4.34]1.57 [0.55–4.54]0.39
 4–5 month14 (6.9%)12 (12.6%)0.54 [0.24–1.22]0.54 [0.20–1.48]0.23
 ≥ 6 month167 (82.3%)77 (81.1%)1.0001.000 
Duty shift
 Day shift56 (27.6%)48 (50.5%)1.0001.000 
 Night shift73 (36%)6 (6.3%)10.4 [4.17–26.1]5 [1.82–13.78]0.002
 Alternate shift74 (36.4%)41 (43.2%)1.54 [0.9–2.66]1.47 [0.78–2.76]0.22
Took training
 Yes56 (27.6%)57 (60%)1.0001.000 
 No147 (72.4%)38 (40%)3.9 [2.35–6.57]3.16 [1.67–60]< 0.001
Have guideline
 Yes96 (47.3%)70 (73.7%)1.0001.000 
 No107 (52.7%)25 (26.3%)3.1 [1.83–5.32]2.07 [1.06–4.06]0.03
Faced interruption
 Yes124 (61.1%)37 (39%)2.46 [1.49–4.05]2.42 [1.30–4.49]0.005
 No79 (38.9%)58 (61%)1.0001.000 
Communicate
 Yes165 (81.3%)85 (89.5%)1.0001.000 
 No38 (18.7%)10 (10.5%)1.96 [0.93–4.12]1.85 [0.72–4.77]0.19
Report error
 Yes38 (18.7%)11 (11.6%)1.0001.000 
 No165 (81.3%)84 (88.4%)0.57 [0.27–1.67]0.68 [0.29–1.57]0.37
  1. Key:
  2. COR Crude Odd Ratio
  3. AOR Adjusted Odd Ratio