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Table 9 Predictors of QOL of patients and caregivers: dependent variables: general facet of patients and carers in multiple regression analysis

From: Factors associated with quality of life of outpatients with breast cancer and gynecologic cancers and their family caregivers: a controlled study

Dependent variable Predictors or independent variables Variance (%) Total variance Beta T P
General facet on health & QOL for pts with breast, cervical & ovarian cancer General facet caregiver impression of pt 42.7 53.6 0.54 8.0 0.000
  Pt currently feels ill 9.1   0.30 4.9 0.000
  Duration of illness 1.8   0.14 2.3 0.02
General facet on health & QOL for caregivers of pts with breast, cervical & ovarian cancer Caregiver currently feels ill 29.2 56.1 0.41 6.8 0.000
  General facet carer impression of pt 11.9   0.24 4.1 0.000
  Caregiver relationship to pt 5.6   0.16 2.6 0.01
  Caregiver's age 3.5   -0.27 -4.3 0.000
  Pt's age 2.7   -0.15 -2.6 0.01
  Caregiver gender 1.9   -0.17 -2.7 0.007
  Pt on radiotherapy 1.3   -0.12 -2.1 0.04