Table 5.

Factors related to improvement in quality-of-life indicators

Dependent Variable Forward Stepwise Linear Regression: Selected Independent Variables Corrected r2a Standardized β Coefficients (last steep)
Improvement in Global score of SIP
all cases 1—Basal Global scoreb Steep 1: 0.14 0.4
excluding outliers 1—Basal Global scoreb Steep 1: 0.18 0.5
2—Educational levelc Steep 2: 0.21 0.2
Improvement in Physical Dimension score
all cases 1—Basal Physical Dimensionb Steep 1: 0.20 0.5
2—Genderd Steep 2: 0.23 -0.2
excluding outliers 1—Basal Physical Dimensionb Steep 1: 0.27 0.6
2—Economic statuse Steep 2: 0.30 0.2
3—Final albumin Steep 3: 0.33 0.2
  • a Corrected determination coefficients for regression steeps.

  • b Higher scores indicate worse functional status.

  • c 1, illiterate; 2, barely literate; 3, elementary school; 4, high school; 5, university.

  • d 0, male; 1, female.

  • e 1, low; 2, middle; 3, high.