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Table 3 Multiple linear regression analyses of factors associated with QoL – parent 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 .16 .07 .05 .08 .07
 Internal. pathology -.33 0.11 .006 -.14 0.11 .150 .02 0.11 .849 -.24 0.16 .064 .14 0.16 .270
 External. pathology -.08 0.10 .479 .05 0.10 .596 -.13 0.10 .294 .07 0.14 .566 -.32 0.15 .016
Block 2 (child factors) R2 change .15 .43 .11 .10 .18
 Age -.32 0.22 .002 -.54 0.22 <.001 .09 0.23 .436 -.17 0.32 .126 -.30 0.34 .010
 Gender -.12 1.64 .232 .06 1.62 .471 .04 1.65 .740 -.05 2.39 .683 -.22 2.36 .057
 Functional impairment -.19 0.25 .073 -.11 0.25 .227 -.11 0.25 .312 -.22 0.36 .054 -.23 0.37 .045
 Family functioning -.08 0.08 .455 -.07 0.08 .417 -.33 0.08 .006 -.11 0.11 .326 -.04 0.11 .763
 Previous treatment .04 1.77 .698 -.20 1.75 .031 .12 1.76 .323 -.02 2.54 .893 -.04 2.46 .760
Cumulative R2 .30 .50 .16 .18 .25
Adjusted R2 .24 a .45 b .08c .11 d .18 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 = 4.799; p < .001.
  3. b F = 10.937; p < .001.
  4. c F = 2.082; p ≤ .056.
  5. d F = 2.436; p ≤ .026.
  6. e F = 3.271; p ≤ .005.