Table 5

Multiple regression analyses of the domains in health-related quality of life
Dependent domains SF-36 Significant independent variables Standardized ß P-value Adjusted R2in the model
Physical functioning (PF) Fatigue (FSS) -.240 <0.001 0.57
Disability (EDSS) -.594 <0.001
Age -.120 0.008
Role physical (RP) Fatigue (FSS) -.451 <0.001 0.39
Depression (HAD-D) -.201 0.009
Gender .118 0.026
Bodily pain (BP) Fatigue (FSS) -.197 0.004 0.31
Cognition(PDQ) -.159 0.042
Anxiety – HAD-A -.145 0.052
Depression – HAD-D -.154 0.055
Age -.134 0.019
General health (GH) Fatigue (FSS) -.322 <0.001 0.35
Anxiety (HAD-A) -.164 0.028
Age -.136 0.016
Vitality (VT) Fatigue(FSS) -.562 <0.001 0.60
Cognition (PDQ) -.123 0.038
Depression(HAD-D) -.182 0.003
Social functioning (SF) Fatigue (FSS) -.387 <0.001 0.42
Depression (HAD-D) -.299 <0.001
Role emotional (RE) Heat sensitivity -.107 0.054 0.39
Anxiety (HAD-A) -.234 <0.001
Depression (HAD-D) -.322 <0.001
Mental health (MH) Anxiety(HAD-A) -.447 <0.001 0.60
Depression (HAD-D) -.376 <0.001

Multiple linear regression analyses of the domains in health-related quality of life measured by SF-36 and used as a dependent variable and fatigue, heat sensitivity, cognition, anxiety, depression, disability, age and gender as independent variables.

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Flensner et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:224   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-224

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