Table 5

The results of binary logistic regression analysis to predict psychological and physical burden
Physical burden Psychological burden
Predictor Odds ratio 95% CI Sig. (p) Odds ratio 95% CI Sig.
GSF cancer 1.27 (0.51, 3.17) 0.611 0.78 (0.36, 1.68) 0.519
GSF heart 0.42 (0.20, 0.91) 0.027 0.77 (0.37, 1.60) 0.488
GSF COPD 1.67 (0.64, 4.36) 0.293 1.52 (0.72, 3.22) 0.270
GSF renal 0.93 (0.28, 3.09) 0.908 0.43 (0.13, 1.39) 0.158
GSF frailty 0.77 (0.37, 1.61) 0.486 1.61 (0.83, 3.12) 0.156
GSF dementia 3.94 (1.14, 13.64) 0.030 2.88 (1.29, 6.41) 0.010
GSF stroke 2.76 (0.61, 12.56) 0.190 1.90 (0.69, 5.23) 0.216
GSF others combined 0.78 (0.31, 1.92) 0.586 0.93 (0.41, 2.09) 0.854
Age 1.00 (0.98, 1.02) 0.977 1.00 (0.98, 1.01) 0.606
Co-morbidities 0/1 1.00 1.00
    2 0.53 (0.22,1.28) 0.156 0.58 (0.27, 1.26) 0.171
    3+ 0.64 (0.29, 1.43) 0.275 0.66 (0.33, 1.29) 0.218
Gender mMale 1.00 1.00
    Female 1.57 (0.80, 3.11) 0.193 2.00 (1.09, 3.64) 0.024
Living with others 1.00 1.00
Living alone 0.61 (0.29, 1.29) 0.197 1.07 (0.56, 2.04) 0.836
Living in residential/nursing 1.33 (0.34, 5.12) 0.680 1.28 (0.46, 3.55) 0.638

Ryan et al.

Ryan et al. BMC Palliative Care 2013 12:11   doi:10.1186/1472-684X-12-11

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