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Table 4 Factors associated with quality of life of caregivers(n = 309)

From: Factors associated with the quality of life of family caregivers for leukemia patients in China

  Physical Psychological Social Environment
Adjusted β t p Adjusted β t p Adjusted β t p Adjusted β t p
Family Caregivers
 Older age (vs. ≤ 40 years) -0.18 -3.19 0.002     -0.06 -1.22 0.225    
 Relationship to patient(vs.others)
  Spouse -0.19 -1.80 0.073 -0.10 -1.02 0.310 -0.04 -0.35 0.724 -0.08 -0.84 0.403
  Parent -0.19 -1.70 0.090 -0.06 -0.63 0.531 0.03 0.28 0.781 0.09 0.82 0.416
  Child 0.01 0.14 0.891 0.12 1.56 0.119 0.09 1.19 0.235 0.00 -0.05 0.963
 Level of education(vs. ≤ primary school)
  Middle or high school 0.19 2.67 0.008          
  University 0.15 1.91 0.057          
 Religious belief(vs. no belief) 0.13 2.68 0.008 0.16 3.59 0.000 0.13 3.02 0.003 0.09 2.03 0.043
 Married (vs.others)     0.07 1.64 0.101       
 Duration of caregiving (months)    0.07 1.65 0.100       
 13-24 hours spent caregiving per day (vs.0-12 hours) 0.03 0.63 0.528 0.03 0.64 0.522     -0.05 -0.99 0.323
 Annual household income (vs. ≤40,000 Yuan)
  39,999-79,999 0.05 0.91 0.364        0.07 1.51 0.131
  ≥80,000 0.09 1.77 0.077        0.03 0.71 0.481
 Anxiety (vs.normal)
  Mild -0.19 -2.13 0.034 -0.16 -1.93 0.055 -0.12 -1.35 0.178    
  Moderate -0.26 -2.78 0.006 -0.27 -3.13 0.002 -0.22 -2.54 0.012    
  Severe -0.15 -2.44 0.015 -0.13 -2.33 0.021 -0.17 -2.97 0.003    
 Depression(vs.normal)
  Mild -0.15 -2.88 0.004 -0.04 -0.93 0.352 -0.04 -0.88 0.381 -0.22 -4.53 0.000
  Moderate -0.21 -3.97 0.000 0.00 -0.08 0.939 -0.05 -1.12 0.263 -0.14 -2.82 0.005
 Family function (vs.highly functional)
  Severely dysfunctional     -0.37 -6.30 0.000 -0.44 -7.16 0.000 -0.42 -6.95 0.000
  Moderate dysfunctional     -0.20 -3.63 0.000 -0.24 -4.09 0.000 -0.23 -3.95 0.000
 Social support(vs. low)
  Moderate 0.12 1.12 0.262 0.28 2.81 0.005 0.35 3.53 0.000 0.26 2.60 0.010
  High 0.41 3.74 0.000 0.52 5.17 0.000 0.58 5.60 0.000 0.51 4.96 0.000
Patients
 Older patients(vs.<15) 0.15 2.04 0.042 0.03 0.55 0.584     0.19 3.09 0.002
 Types of leukemia(vs.ALL)
  AML -0.02 -0.28 0.778 0.19 3.15 0.002     0.12 1.89 0.059
  CLL -0.02 -0.40 0.686 0.03 0.58 0.563     0.00 0.04 0.966
  CML 0.07 1.18 0.239 0.14 2.53 0.012     0.03 0.56 0.573
 Medical insurance(vs. no insurance) 0.11 2.32 0.021 0.09 2.21 0.028       
 R2   0.40    0.50    0.46    0.46  
 Adjusted R2   0.36    0.46    0.43    0.43  
  1. Using a multivariate linear regression model (Enter) for significant (p<0.05) variables during univariate analyses