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Table 4 Multivariate linear regression** for predictive factors on PCS, MCS, and CLDQ (n = 108)

From: Assessment of health-related quality of life in antiviral-treated Taiwanese chronic hepatitis C patients using SF-36 and CLDQ

Variables entered PCS    MCS    CLDQ   
  β(SE) P b β(SE) P b β(SE) P b
Treatment duration (<8 weeks as reference)          
9–16 weeks -9.38(2.69) 0.00 -0.33 0.66(2.81) 0.82 0.02 -0.32(0.22) 0.16 -0.15
>17 weeks -3.83(2.88) 0.19 -0.13 1.56(3.00) 0.60 0.05 0.09(0.24) 0.72 0.04
Monthly income (≤NT$10,000 as reference)          
>NT$30,000 8.47(3.54) 0.02 0.33 8.79(3.69) 0.02 0.35 0.68(0.29) 0.02 0.34
NT$10,001 ~ 30000 5.69(3.39) 0.10 0.19 7.13(3.54) 0.05 0.24 0.37(0.28) 0.19 0.16
Gender (female as reference) 4.39(2.44) 0.08 0.18 4.80(2.54) 0.06 0.20 0.43(0.20) 0.04 0.23
R2 0.28    0.16    0.16   
  1. β = regression coefficient, b = standardized regression coefficient, SE = standard error.
  2. **Adjusted for age, gender, marital status, education, current employment, and serum ALT level.