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Table 5 Multivariable repeated measures logistic regression modelling for first-time cannulation success

From: Variables associated with successful vascular access cannulation in hemodialysis patients: a prospective cohort study

Variable Multivariable OR
(95% CI)
p-value
Patient variables
 Log age of accessa 1.68 (1.32–2.14) < 0.001
 AV type
  Fistula 4.38 (1.89–10.1) 0.001
  Graft 1  
Episodes of cannulation
 Stent in situ
  No 3.37 (1.39–8.19) 0.007
  Yes 1  
 Did not use ultrasound 13.7 (6.53–28.6) < 0.001
1  
 Did not use tourniquet 2.32 (1.15–4.66) 0.02
1  
Nurse variables
 Postgrad in renal nursing
  No 2.27 (1.31–3.93) 0.004
  Yes 1  
  1. OR Odds ratio, CI Confidence interval, AV Arteriovenous, HD Hemodialysis
  2. aFor every 1 year older, OR was 1.68 times more likely to be successful