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Table 3 Univariate analysis of associations between patient and clinical characteristics, illness perception, social support and HRQoL

From: A cross-sectional study on self-reported physical and mental health-related quality of life in rheumatoid arthritis and the role of illness perception

  Physical quality of life P-value Mental quality of life P- value
Patient characteristics
 Sex −0.06 0.500 0.01 0.940
 Age −0.13 0.152 0.12 0.177
 Marital status −0.15 0.100 0.09 0.323
 Educational level 0.14 0.122 0.07 0.429
 Monthly net income 0.11 0.256 0.14 0.121
Clinical characteristics
 Disease duration −0.06 0.550 0.16 0.078
Treatment
 NDAID 0.46 <  0.001 0.22 0.017
 sDMARD 0.05 0.624 0.06 0.517
 bDMARD −0.08 0.405 0.01 0.942
 Steroid 0.29 0.001 0.31 <  0.001
 Additional medication −0.34 <  0.001 − 0.28 0.002
 Co-morbidity −0.31 <  0.001 − 0.34 <  0.001
 Disease activity −0.56 <  0.001 −0.54 <  0.001
 Pain −0.56 <  0.001 −0.56 <  0.001
 Functional disability −0.56 <  0.001 − 0.61 <  0.001
 Fatigue −0.48 <  0.001 − 0.64 <  0.001
Illness perception
 Identity −0.39 <  0.001 − 0.39 <  0.001
 Timeline (acute/chronic) −0.11 0.228 0.03 0.719
 Consequences −0.61 <  0.001 −0.56 <  0.001
 Treatment control 0.22 0.014 0.20 0.029
 Personal control 0.29 0.001 0.31 0.001
 Illness coherence 0.23 0.012 0.42 <  0.001
 Timeline (cyclical) −0.58 <  0.001 − 0.38 <  0.001
 Emotional representation −0.39 <  0.001 −0.60 <  0.001
Social support
 Positive support 0.06 0.553 0.16 0.085
 Detrimental interaction −0.31 0.001 −0.41 <  0.001
  1. Values shown are beta regression coefficients based on univariate regression analyses with dependent variable physical/mental HRQoL