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Table 4 Multiple linear regression analysis of factors associated with low Quality of life scores

From: Comparison of the health-related quality of life of end stage kidney disease patients on hemodialysis and non-hemodialysis management in Uganda

Parameter KDCS PCS MCS
Beta p-value 95% CI Beta p-value 95% CI Beta p-value 95% CI
Gender
 Male −0.119 0.938 [−3.12, 2.88] −0.735 0.400 [− 2.45, 0.98] − 0.447 0.519 [−1.81, 0.92]
Education level
 Primary 0.854 0.778 [−5.11, 6.82] 2.017 0.236 [−1.32, 5.35] 1.741 0.198 [−0.91, 4.39]
 Secondary −0.343 0.907 [−6.13, 5.44] 2.025 0.223 [−1.24, 5.29] 1.668 0.206 [−0.92, 4.26]
 Post-Secondary 2.050 0.513 [−4.11, 8.21] 2.564 0.144 [−0.88, 6.01] 1.961 0.159 [−0.78, 4.69]
Occupation
 Unemployed −4.150 0.128 [−9.49, 1.19] 1.213 0.454 [−1.97, 4.39] 0.405 0.753 [−2.12, 2.93]
Main source of income
 My job 2.896 0.100 [−0.56, 6.35] 2.279 0.026* [0.27, 4.29] 0.981 0.228 [−0.62, 2.58]
 Savings/others −1.199 0.542 [−5.06, 2.67] 0.093 0.933 [−2.09, 2.28] 0.128 0.885 [−1.61, 1.87]
Bread winner
 No −6.253 <.001* [−9.48, −3.02] −1.678 0.070 [−3.49, 0.13] −1.023 0.164 [−2.46, 0.42]
Stroke
 No 1.741 0.664 [−6.13, 9.62] −1.429 0.575 [−6.44, 3.58] −1.075 0.595 [−5.06, 2.90]
Diabetes
 No 0.381 0.806 [−2.67, 3.43] 1.363 0.122 [−0.37, 3.09] −1.072 0.126 [−2.45, 0.30]
Type of patients
 Haemodialysis 3.306 0.032* [0.29, 6.32] −1.193 0.176 [−2.92, 0.54] −0.157 0.822 [−1.53, 1.22]
  1. *significant at p < .05; KDCS Kidney disease composite summary, SF Short Form health survey, MCS Mental composite summary, PCS Physical composite summary