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Table 3 Cancer families only - Parental stress adjusting for spousal stress, family characteristics and cancer-related predictors

From: Parental stress when caring for a child with cancer in Jordan: a cross-sectional survey

  Mothers Fathers
(adjusted R2 = 0.64, p < 0.001) (adjusted R2 = 0.64, p < 0.001)
  β t p β t p
Constant 15.326 10.507 <0.001 2.377 1.043 0.298
Spousal stress 0.700 19.617 <0.001 0.781 19.516 <0.001
Father’s age    ns so removed    ns so removed
Mother’s age    ns so removed −0.218 −4.348 <0.001
Father’s employment −2.305 −2.413 0.016 3.781 3.692 <0.001
Mother’s employment    ns so removed    ns so removed
Distance from home to hospital −0.10 −2.498 0.013 0.010 2.421 0.016
Time since diagnosis −0.031 −2.499 0.013    ns so removed
Age of ill child    ns so removed    ns so removed
Sex of ill child    ns so removed    ns so removed
Number of children −0.640 −2.987 0.003 0.656 2.649 0.009
Own perception of family finances       
Comfortable vs varies    ns so removed    ns so removed
Comfortable vs tight    ns so removed    ns so removed
Type of cancer       
Lymphoma vs leukaemia    ns so removed    ns so removed
Lymphoma vs CNS tumour    ns so removed    ns so removed
Lymphoma vs other ca    ns so removed    ns so removed