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Table 3 Factors of importance to mental HRQoL in family caregivers

From: Analyzing the situation of older family caregivers with a focus on health-related quality of life and pain: a cross-sectional cohort study

  Model 1 (Backward LR) (n = 279) Model 2 (enter) Model 3 (enter)
OR CI p value OR CI p value OR CI p value
Pain (VAS) 1.21 1.10–1.33 < 0.001 1.22 1.11–1.35 < 0.001 1.19 1.07–1.32 0.002
Age     1.02 0.99–1.05 0.238 1.01 0.98–1.05 0.511
Gender     1.19 0.67–2.12 0.554 1.13 0.60–2.15 0.707
Living alone     0.85 0.44–1.64 0.619 0.61 0.30–1.26 0.181
Education     2.72 0.93–8.02 0.069 2.28 0.73–7.19 0.159
Financial status     2.07 1.01–4.24 0.048 2.68 1.21–5.92 0.015
Functional status (IADL)          0.595
 Totally dependent          
 Severely dependent          
 Moderately dependent          
 A little dependent          
MMSE        0.83 0.72–0.95 0.007
Worried about health          0.002
 Very        10.83 2.78–42.22 0.001
 Fairly        5.24 1.89–14.57 0.001
 A little        2.42 0.96–6.09 0.060
  1. Hosmer–Lemeshow test in model 1: p value = 0.965; model 2: p value = 0.445; model 3: p value = 0.793. Variables included in model 1: pain (VAS) and family caregiver. Nagelkerke R squared = 0.075. Variables included in model 2: pain (VAS), family caregiver, age, gender, living alone, education, and financial resources, Nagelkerke R squared = 0.12. Variables included in model 3: pain (VAS), family caregiver, age, gender, living alone, education, financial resources, functional status (IADL), MMSE, and worry about one’s own health, Nagelkerke R squared = 0.228. The reference categories were the response alternatives: younger age, being male, living with someone, independence in IADL, high financial resources, high education levels, low MMSE scores, having no pain (VAS), and not being worried about one’s own health. Significant factors are in bold