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Table 2 Multiple linear regression analyses of factors associated with QoL – patient report

From: Health-related quality of life of children and adolescents with mental disorders

Variables QoL scales
  Psychological well-being Physical well-being Autonomy & parent relations Social support & peers School environment
Variable β SE p β SE p β SE p β SE p β SE p
Block 1 (psychopathology) R2 .61 .22 .13 .17 .24
 Internal. pathology -.69 0.07 <.001 -.22 0.09 .117 .02 0.07 .893 -.47 0.12 .002 -.46 0.09 .004
 External. pathology -.00 0.12 .968 -.21 0.15 .103 -.32 0.12 .008 -.00 0.20 .975 -.04 0.15 .765
Block 2 (child factors) R2 change .05 .16 .36 .15 .05
 Age -.17 0.44 .091 -.32 0.61 .018 -.16 0.47 .186 .24 0.77 .076 -.12 0.58 .385
 Gender -.02 1.78 .828 .17 2.46 .193 -.25 1.88 .033 -.26 310 .053 -.08 2.24 .556
 Functional impairment -.13 0.26 .204 -.18 0.35 .205 -.02 0.28 .858 -.20 0.46 .184 .04 0.34 .806
 Family functioning .00 0.07 .991 -.12 0.09 .390 -.56 0.07 <.001 .08 0.12 .584 -.20 0.09 .188
 Previous treatment -.12 1.64 .203 .03 2.23 .837 -.10 1.75 .381 .06 2.86 634 .04 2.10 .771
Cumulative R2 .66 .39 .48 .32 .30
Adjusted R2 .60 a .29 b .40 c .21 d .17 e
  1. Note: SE = standard error of unstandardised B; standardised betas are presented for the full model; both significant and non-significant betas are presented; significant coefficients are printed in bold; dichotomous variables: gender (female = 0, male = 1), previous mental health treatment (no previous treatment = 0, previous treatment = 1).
  2. a F = 11.767; p < .001.
  3. b F = 3.877; p ≤ .002.
  4. c F = 5.905; p < .001.
  5. d F = 2.911; p ≤ .014.
  6. e F = 2.393; p ≤ .038.