Table 4

 Logistic regression analysis of wanting to be told bad news gradually or not at all† (n  =  404)

OR95% CI
**p < 0.01.
†Nagelkerke R2  =  0.337.
–, no numerical data presented.
As it is hard to receive all of the bad news at the same time, I would like to be told gradually
Neutral1.360.58 to 3.25
Disagree4.90**2.54 to 9.40
If I have no chance of recovery I do not wish to be told, so as not to lose hope of recovery
Neutral0.910.23 to 3.59
Disagree5.31**1.91 to 14.80
Unmarried2.37**1.41 to 4.00