Skip to main content

Table 6 Factors associated with Social Domain of QOL in Multivariate Analysis

From: A cross-sectional study on quality of life among the elderly in non-governmental organizations’ elderly homes in Kuala Lumpur

Variable B S.E. Beta t P-value 95 % C.I
Lower Upper
Gender        
 Female ref ref ref ref ref ref ref
 Male 0.79 0.38 0.11 2.07 0.039 0.04 1.55
Level of education        
 None/primary ref ref ref ref ref ref ref
 Secondary/tertiary 0.80 0.36 0.11 2.18 0.030 0.07 1.52
Economic status        
 Poor ref ref ref ref ref ref ref
 Good 1.23 0.74 0.08 1.65 0.100 -0.24 2.70
Outdoor leisure activity        
 Yes ref ref ref ref ref ref ref
 No 1.11 0.40 0.13 2.53 0.012 0.24 1.97
Physical activity        
 Yes ref ref ref ref ref ref ref
 No 0.34 0.40 0.04 0.87 0.385 -0.44 1.13
Duration of residence        
 < 2 years ref ref ref ref ref ref ref
 ≥ 2 years 1.45 0.36 0.36 3.93 <0.0001 0.72 2.17
Chronic co-morbidities        
 Yes ref ref ref ref ref ref ref
 No 1.34 0.52 0.52 2.56 0.011 0.31 2.37
Social support        
 Low ref ref ref ref ref ref ref
 High/medium 2.99 0.38 0.38 7.74 <0.0001 2.23 3.75
  1. Multiple linear regression was used for analysis and p-value <0.05 was considered statistically significant