Table 2

Hierarchical regression analysis predicting disability due to low back pain
R2 R2increment for block Standard β F increment
Step 1 Potential confounders for disability .27 21.86***
 LBP duration .16***
 Pain intensity in the past 4 weeks .20***
 Radiation of pain in the past 4 weeks .14**
 Expectation of treatment or recovery -.07
 Anxiety .06
 Depression .16**
 FABQ physical activity subscale .09*
 FABQ work subscale .14**
Step 2 Religious beliefs and practices of Buddhism .27 .00 0.51
 Total scale .02

Overall model R2 = .279 (F = 19.46, P = .000).

Betas are standardized. *P < .05; **P < .01; ***P < .001.

LBP, low back pain; FABQ, Fear-Avoidance Beliefs Questionnaire.

Sooksawat et al.

Sooksawat et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:29   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-14-29

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