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Table 3 Bivariate correlations between dependent variables and respective predictors

From: Personality and the physician-patient relationship as predictors of quality of life of cardiac patients after rehabilitation

  SF-12:
PC
MacNew:
PL
SAQ: PL SF-12:
MC
MacNew:
EF
MacNew:
SF
Respective base-line value (at start of rehabilitation) .661*** .700*** .707*** .649*** .772*** .700***
Age -.220*** - - .087 .146* -
Gender: man .179* - - .188** .095 -
Living with a Partner - - - - - -
Education: Elementary School -.131 -.095 - - -.051 -.048
Employment - - .274*** - - -
Income - .273*** - .243*** .222*** .198**
Acute event - - - - - -
Myocardial Infarction - - - - - -
PTCA .291*** - - - - -
Bypass - - -.360*** .016 - -
BMI - - - -.021 - -
Smoker .087 - - - - -
Risk score -.116 -.216*** -.219*** - - -.198**
Total cholesterol - - .080 - -.044 -
LDL cholesterol - - .115* - - -
Systolic blood Pressure - - - -.025 - -
Diastolic blood Pressure - - - - - -
Cynicism - -.212** -.186** - - -
Trait anger - -.231*** - -.325*** -.377*** -.277***
PICS: DF .084 .162** .109 .080 .151** .103
PICS: PI -.013 .013 - -.085 - -.030
Trust in Physician - - - .208* .290*** .197***
  1. Pearson correlations with significance level, *** p < .001, ** p < .01, * p < .05, - = not in the model