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Table 4 Odds ratios for reporting moderate/severe problems on each of the dimensions of the EQ-5D. Results from multivariate model including all listed factors

From: Health related quality of life six months following surgical treatment for secondary peritonitis – using the EQ-5D questionnaire

Predictive Factors: Mobility (n = 128) Self-care (n = 129) Daily Activities (n = 129) Pain/Discomfort (n = 129) Mood (n = 130)
  OR P-value OR P-value OR P-value OR P-value OR P-value
Gender (Female) 2.9 0.013* 1.5 0.296 3.7 0.006* 2.3 0.030* 1.7 0.176
Age (per 10 years increase) 1.0 0.246 0.99 0.534 0.98 0.148 0.74 0.078 0.54 <0.001*
Patients with major comorbidity at study entry 2.0 0.120 0.92 0.848 1.1 0.782 1.8 0.151 3.6 0.007*
Every doubling of the length of hospital stay 1.6 0.020* 2.5 <0.001* 1.9 0.010* 1.1 0.537 0.91 0.649
Patients with severe morbidity during six month follow-up 0.71 0.484 0.58 0.294 0.83 0.719 2.4 0.065 2.0 0.130
Patients with an enterostomy at six months 2.8 0.016* 1.7 0.240 2.8 0.027* 1.2 0.613 1.5 0.320
  1. Significant p < 0.05, bold
  2. Patients report moderate and/or severe problems