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Table 2 Associations between social support and health-related quality of life

From: Social support: an important factor for quality of life in women with hirsutism

  Initial model Full model
Dependent variable Independent variables β (SE) 95% CI for β β (SE) 95% CI for β
Physical Functioning MSPSS 0.36 (0.10)*** 0.15/0.56 0.26 (0.10)** 0.07/0.45
n = 123 Age    −0.72 (0.18)*** −1.07 / -0.38
F-G score    −0.35 (0,21) −0.77/0.07
BMI    −0.81 (0.27)** −1.34/-0.28
Model statistics: F(1, 121) = 12.10, p < 0.001, R2 = 0.09 F(4, 120) = 11.31, p < 0.001, R2 = 0.29
Role-Physical MSPSS 0.70 (0.17)*** 0.40/1.08 0.63 (0.18)*** 0.28/0.98
n = 123 Age    −0.47 (0.32) −1.12/0.17
F-G score    −0.55 (0.40) −1.34/0.24
BMI    −0.70 (0.51) - 1.71/0.32
Model statistics F(1, 121) = 18.50, p < 0.001, R2 = 0.13 F(4, 118) = 6.26, p < 0.001, R2 = 0.18
Bodily Pain MSPSS 0.43 (0.14)** 0.14/0.71 0.28 (0.14)* 0.02/0.56
n = 125 Age    −15.47 (5.15)*** −1.37/-0.36
F-G score    −0.61 (0.30)* −1.33/-0.11
BMI    - 0.97 (0.39)* −1.66/-0.11
Modell statistics F(1, 123) = 8.85, p = 0.004, R2 = 0.06 F(4, 120) = 8.43, p < 0.001, R2 = 0.19
General Health MSPSS 0.46 (0.11)*** 0.24/0.68 0.38 (0.11)*** 0.16/0.60
n = 125 Age    −0.13 (0.21) −0.54/0.27
F-G score    −0.17 (0.25) −0.66/0.32
BMI    −1.22 (0.32)*** −1.84/-0.59
Model statistics F(1, 123) = 16.54, p < 0.001,R2 = 0.12 F(4, 120) = 9.09, p < 0.001, R2 = 0.23
Vitality MSPSS 0.46 (0.11)*** 0.26/0.67 0.41 (0.11)*** 0.20/0.63
n = 125 Age    0.08 (0.20) −0.31/0.48
F-G score    −0.35 (0.24) −0.82/0.13
BMI    −0.37 (0.31) −0.97/0.24
Model statistics F(1, 123) = 19.48, p < 0.001, R2 = 0.13 F(4, 120) = 6.01, p < 0.001,R2 = 0.14
Social Functioning MSPSS 0.84 (0.14)*** 0.55/1.12 0.70 (0.14)*** 0.42/0.98
n = 125 Age    0.13 (0.26) −0.38/0.64
F-G score    −1.24 (0.31)*** −1.86/-0.62
BMI    −0.32 (0.40) - 1.11/0.47
Model statistics F(1, 123) = 33.48, p < 0.001, R2 = 0.21 F(4, 120) = 14.56, p < 0.001, R2 = 0.33
Role-Emotional MSPSS 1.15 (0.19)*** 0.77/1.53 1.07 (0.20)*** 0.67/1.47
n = 122 Age    0.04 (0.36) −0.68/0.76
F-G score    −0.56 (0.45) −1.44/0.33
BMI    −0.43 (0.58) −1.57/0.71
Model statistics F(1, 120) = 35.77, p < 0.001, R2 = 0.23 F(4, 117) = 9.50, p < 0.001, R2 = 0.25
Mental Health MSPSS 0.79 (0.10)*** 0.59/0.98 0.74 (0.10)*** 0.54/0.94
n = 125 Age    0.21 (0.18) −0.15/0.57
F-G score    −0.48 (0.22)* −0.92/-0.04
BMI    −0.09 (0.28) −0.65/0.47
Model statistics F(1, 123) = 64.79, p < 0.001, R2 = 0.34 F(4,120) = 19.14, p < 0.001, R2 = 0.37
PCS MSPSS 0.10 (0.06) −0.06/0.21 0.05 (0.05) −0.05/0.15
n = 122 Age    −0.37 (0.09)*** −0.55/-0.19
F-G score    −0.16 (0.11) −0.38/0.07
BMI    −0.48 (0.15)*** −0.77/-0.19
Model statistics F(1, 120) = 3.51, p = 0.064, R2 = 0.03 F(4, 117) = 9.84, p < 0.001, R2 = 0.34
MCS MSPSS 0.44 (0.06)***   0.41 (0.06)*** 0.29/0.54
n = 122 Age    0.23 (0.11)* 0.01/0.45
F-G score    −0.33 (0.14)* −0.61/-0.05
BMI    −0.05 (0.18) −0.40/0.31
Model statistics F(1, 120) = 49.91, p < 0.001, R2 = 0.30 F(4, 117) = 17.36, p < 0.001, R2 = 0.37
  1. *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.001.
  2. MSPSS = Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support, PCS = Physical Component Summary, MCS = Mental Component Summary, BMI = Body Mass Index.