Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 6 Determinants for HRQOL using multiple regression including demographic and clinical variables

From: Decreased health-related quality of life in disease-free survivors of differentiated thyroid cancer in Korea

Variables Global health status/QOL Physical functioning Role functioning Emotional functioning Cognitive functioning Social functioning
Age at diagnosis, years - -0.27a - -0.21b - -
Age at evaluation, years - -0.37 a - 0.20 b -0.23 b  
Gender (male = 1,female = 2) - -12.11a - -7.47b - -
Married (not married = 1, married = 2) - - - - - -
> High school graduate - - - - - -
(≤High school graduate = 1, > High school graduate = 2) - - - - - -
Employed (not employed = 1, employed = 2) - - 6.66a - - 5.00b
Religion (non-religious = 1, religious = 2) - - -6.07b - -5.97b -
≥ Middle class financial status - - - - - -
(<Middle class financial status = 1, ≥ Middle class financial status = 2) - - - - - -
Operation (Total = 1,Subtotal/lobectomy = 2) -6.57b - - - - -
Disease stage (stage I,II = 1, stage III,IVa = 2) - - - - -4.92b -
TSH ( ) - - - - - -
RAI, cumulative dose (mCi) - - - - - -
RAI, total frequency - - - - - -
Time since remission, months - - - - -0.11a -
BFI total score -0.50a -0.34a -0.57a -0.25a -0.17b -0.37a
HADS, Anxiety - -1.02a - -3.45a -1.92a -1.36a
HADS, Depression -1.82a - -1.41a - -1.52a -
Adjusted R2 0.42 0.43 0.39 0.59 0.40 0.25
  1. HRQOL, Health-related quality of life; a P < 0.01, b P < 0.05; P values are from a multiple regression analysis. The numbers in table are regression coefficient (the average increment of HRQOL as the value of each variable one unit).