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Table 3 Factors linked to the 9-month FACIT scores/dimensions: multivariate analysis (standardized beta coefficient)

From: Heath-related quality of life in thyroid cancer patients following radioiodine ablation

   FACIT-F FACIT-G FACIT-F TOI PWB SWB EWB FWB FS
Gender (0 men, 1 women) ß -0.164 -0.128 -0.177 -0.230 0.050 -0.171 -0.097 -0.176
  p 0.112 0.187 0.098 0.043 0.572 0.125 0.321 0.111
Age group (0 <45 y, 1 ≥ 45 y) ß -0.223 -0.197 -0.236 -0.179 -0.163 -0.090 -0.202 -0.248
  p 0.038 0.050 0.033 0.119 0.076 0.413 0.043 0.031
Marital status (0 single, 1 partner) ß 0.051 0.021 0.047 -0.010 0.017 0.059 0.040 0.089
  p 0.636 0.839 0.678 0.932 0.857 0.607 0.692 0.447
Depression (0 no, 1 yes) ß -0.026 -0.056 0.036 0.116 -0.441 0.199 -0.118 0.003
  p 0.838 0.698 0.818 0.471 0.001 0.213 0.409 0.984
Initial therapy (0 hypo, 1 rhTSH) ß -0.056 -0.029 -0.064 -0.041 -0.010 0.001 0.004 -0.070
  p 0.595 0.767 0.555 0.715 0.908 0.997 0.970 0.532
Anxiety level* ß -0.076 -0.061 -0.079 -0.165 0.128 -0.172 -0.076 -0.076
  p 0.588 0.649 0.587 0.284 0.285 0.258 0.565 0.616
Baseline QOL** ß 0.444 0.499 0.442 0.380 0.513 0.500 0.447 0.357
  p 0.002 <0.001 0.003 0.004 <0.001 0.001 <0.001 0.012
  1. PWB Physical well-being, SWB Social/family well-being, EWB Emotional well-being, FWB Functional well-being, FS Fatigue
  2. FACIT-G (PWB, SWB, EWB, and FWB subscales), FACIT-F (FACT-G, and FS subscale), FACIT-F TOI (PWB, FWB, and FS subscales)
  3. ß: standardized beta coefficient (ß represents the change in standard deviation units in QOL score resulting from a change of one standard deviation in the different independent variables);
  4. p: p-value
  5. *the higher the score, the higher anxiety level
  6. **the higher the score, the higher the QOL level
  7. Bold values: p < 0.05