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Table 4 Multiple linear regressions beta - coefficients for potential factors associated with HRQOL and its subscale scores

From: Health-related quality of life in epilepsy patients receiving anti-epileptic drugs at National Referral Hospitals in Uganda: a cross-sectional study

Variable Psychological functioning (R2 = 0.22) Emotional functioning (R2 = 0.32) Physical functioning (R2 = 0.41) Mental functioning (R2 = 0.29) Social functioning (R2 = 0.29) Overall HRQOL
(R2 = 0.37)
Age 0.11 0.33 0.06 -0.09 0.13 0.08
Sex (Female vs Male) 3.00 7.65 -3.77 4.77 6.68 4.34*
Marital status       
Separated vs married -3.55 2.51 -0.81 -0.68 -8.27 -3.25
Not married vs married -1.84 -5.30 -2.00 -10.14* -10.74* -5.94*
Highest education level attained       
Primary education vs none 3.15 -2.37 -4.59 10.04* 14.96* 6.14*
Incomplete secondary vs none 5.79 -4.44 -5.25 16.02* 25.02* 9.63*
Complete secondary vs none 2.45 -9.38 -4.44 10.24 26.07* 7.97*
Therapy (Mono vs Poly-therapy) 1.10 6.82 -5.77 5.44 8.38* 3.12*
Seizure frequency -6.31* -15.16* 7.48* 7.69* -3.68 -6.85*
AEDs side effects -3.56* -4.63* 4.65* -4.20* -3.53* -2.65*
Hospital site Butabika vs. Mulago -2.49 30.93* 13.56* 12.89* 14.19* 8.02*
Intercept 74.12 4.75 18.81 41.86 15.45 40.76
  1. *Indicates significance at 5% level with tests carried on variables that have been transformed to normal distribution.