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Table 2 Stepwise Regression Models: Patient and Caregiver Predictors of Quality of Life

From: Dyspnea and quality of life indicators in hospice patients and their caregivers

Patient Modela Predictors B SE Beta Lower CI Upper CI t df p-value
Symptom distress (MSAS) -1.57 .17 -.58 -1.91 -1.23 -9.09 2, 160 .000
Education -1.32 .64 -.13 -2.58 -.06 -2.07   .040
Caregiver Model b Predictors B SE Beta Lower CI Upper CI t df p-value
Mastery -2.16 .30 -.47 -2.75 -1.57 -7.24 3, 156 .000
Symptom distress (MSAS) .67 .15 .28 .37 .98 4.34   .000
Age -.32 .10 -.20 -.51 -.12 -3.16   .002
Education 1.16 .51 .14 .14 .16 2.16   .023
  1. a: Al lpredictor variables entered stepwise: dyspnea intensity, age, and functional status removed. Dependent variable: Patient Quality of Life b: All predictor variables entered stepwise: dyspnea intensity removed. Dependent variable: Caregiver Quality of Life