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Table 4 Intercepts and slopes of HRQOL indicators in the full sample and the groups of significant moderators

From: Predictors of long-term HRQOL following cardiac surgery: a 5-year follow-up study

  Full sample (N = 210) Arrhythmia (no/yes) (n = 167/43) CABG (no/yes) (n = 74/136) Higher education (no/yes) (n = 146/64)
Mintercept Mslope Mintercept Mslope Mintercept Mslope Mintercept Mslope
General health 43.55 2.69 44.45/43.70 2.27/3.36 43.20/44.49 6.76a**/0.41b 44.20/42.21 1.75/4.39
Physical functioning 53.16 19.79*** 54.94/48.38 18.23***/24.45*** 56.07/50.52 19.99***/20.07*** 49.70a/63.96b 24.99a***/6.49b
Bodily pain 51.16 2.69 52.06/50.60 4.07/− 2.80 54.06/50.22 − 0.94/4.71 49.14/59.60 3.81/− 0.18
Mental health 60.68 8.40*** 61.85/57.36 8.93***/6.53* 59.20/63.96 7.70**/8.84*** 59.12/64.91 9.38***/6.31**
Role limitations (physical) 66.17 1.48 66.61/64.85 − 2.46/3.54 66.26/66.17 5.33/− 6.77 64.86/68.89 2.03/− 8.13
Role limitations (emotional) 73.03 − 4.47 74.33/67.99 − 4.73/− 1.72 76.81/71.09 − 9.25*/0.11 69.77a/80.18b − 3.81/− 7.11
Vitality 50.36 6.30*** 53.86a/40.66b 6.10**/6.80* 50.91/48.93 8.28**/5.21** 49.41/52.38 8.39a***/1.71b
Social functioning 59.68 17.27*** 62.95a/50.39b 15.68***/23.30*** 61.64/59.16 13.81***/19.10*** 58.76/63.81 17.35***/17.49***
  1. M = mean, *p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001
  2. a,bDifferent letters indicate statistically significant differences among groups