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Table 3 Individual and cross-partner effects of sociodemographic and medical variables on FertiQoL subscales (for men and women separately)

From: Psychometric characteristics of the FertiQoL questionnaire in a German sample of infertile individuals and couples.

FertiQoL subscales Women (N = 362)   Men (N = 234)  
Adjusted R2 Variable(s) ß t p Adjusted R2 Variable(s) ß t p
Individual effects
Emotional .051 Own child .152 2.803 <.01 .091 Age .258 3.796 <.001
Don’t know the cause .174 3.113 <.01 Combined factor −.159 −2.341 <.05
Male only factor .155 2.801 <.01
Duration of child wish −.159 −2.313 <.05
Mind/Body .056 Combined factor −.223 −3.819 <.001 .076 Age .182 2.700 <.01
Female only factor −.194 −3.318 <.01 Combined factor −.168 −2.494 <.05
Own child .132 2.441 <.05 Low education −.151 −2.229 <.05
Relational .037 Prior to treatment (vs. in treatment) status .142 2.572 <.05 .018 Low education −.15 −2.165 <.05
Own child with partner −.127 −2.296 <.05
Social .032 Duration child wish −.192 2.788 <.01
Individual and cross-partner effectsa
Emotional .031 Don’t know the cause (F) .158 2.252 <.05 .099 Age (M) .265 3.905 <.001
Combined factor (F) −.186 −2.758 <.01
Duration of child wish −.15 −2.217 <.05
Own child .14 2.006 <.05
Mind/Body .034 Combined factor (F) −.159 −2.284 <.05 .089 Age (M) .196 2.887 <.01
Own child of the man −.143 −2.052 <.05 Combined factor (F) −.203 −3.002 <.01
Low education (M) −.156 −2.303 <.05
Relational .038 Low education (M) −.207 −2.981 <.01 .044 Low education (F) −.187 −2.685 <.01
Male factor only (F) .153 2.204 <.05
Social .021 Low education (M) −.147 −2.099 <.05 .032 Duration of child wish −.192 −2.759 <.01
  1. aindividual and cross-partner mixed effects were calculated for couples only (N = 231 couples)
  2. (F) female’s effect
  3. (M) male’s effect
  4. Underlined variables show that a variable was a predictor in both individual and individual/cross-partner settings