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Table 4 Predictors emerging through the assessment of baseline vs. late post-biopsy measurement

From: Health-related Quality of Life in Vacuum-Assisted Breast Biopsy: short-term effects, long-term effects and predictors

Dimensions where late post-biopsy measurement denoted worse health status than baseline
Dimensions/scores Category or increment OR or Coeff. §
(95% CI)
p
EQ-5D Pain/discomfort   No significant predictors found  
SF-36 Physical Functioning   Coeff. (95% CI)  
Mastalgia yes vs no 13.4 (5.1, 21.8) 0.002
Current smoking yes vs no -8.1 (-16.6, +0.5) 0.063
SF-36 Bodily Pain   No significant predictors found  
SF-36 Physical Component Scale   Coeff. (95% CI)  
Mastalgia yes vs no 8.6 (2.2, 15.1) 0.010
Marital status married vs single/divorced/widowed -9.4 (-16.5, -2.3) 0.010
Dimensions where baseline measurement denoted worse health status than late post-biopsy*
EQ-5D Mobility   OR (95% CI)  
Age 10 year increase 1.81 (1.00-3.28) 0.051
Personal income 100 euro increase 0.88 (0.80-0.95) 0.002
EQ-5D Anxiety/depression
Mastalgia
See Table 3   
EQ-5D VAS "thermometer"   Coeff. (95% CI)  
Age 10 year increase -8.0 (-12.6, -3.5) 0.001
Mastalgia yes vs no -13.6 (-23.2, -4.1) 0.006
SF-36 Mental Health   Coeff. (95% CI)  
Mastalgia yes vs no -20.0 (-29.5, -10.5) <0.001
  1. * The analysis was performed on baseline values
  2. §Coeff. was yielded from linear regression, OR (odds ratio) was derived from logistic regression in the case of EQ-5D Mobility.