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Table 4 Multiple linear regression analysis predictors of PedsQL™ subscales

From: Health-related quality of life among children with transfusion-dependent thalassemia: A cross-sectional study in Malaysia

PedsQL™ Subscale β coefficient 95% Confidence interval
Total Summary Score (TSS)   81.74 90.62
Age 5–7.9 years −4.362 −9.967 1.242
Age 8–12.9 years −5.422 −10.436 − 0.409
Age 13–18.9 years −6.045 −11.206 − 0.884
Dual Therapy −6.594 −10.5 −2.689
Constant = 86.18, R2 = 0.057, F (4, 359) = 5.40, p < 0.001
Physical Health Summary Score (PHSS) 86.85 101.50
Age 5–7.9 years − 10.344 −17.076 −3.611
Age 8–12.9 years −12.515 −18.567 − 6.462
Age 13–18.9 years −15.883 −22.800 −8.967
Male 4.543 1.149 7.938
Parent Proxy-reported −2.879 −7.805 2.048
Constant = 94.18, R2 = 0.075, F (5, 358) = 5.80,p < 0.001
Psychosocial Health Summary Score (PCHS) 79.111 82.398
Dual Therapy −7.997 −11.979 −4.015
Constant = 80.76, R2 = 0.041, F (1, 362) = 15.60, p < 0.001