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Table 4 Association of patient and caregiver socio-demographics with QOL: significant covariates of QOL in ANCOVA

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

Socio-demographics as covariates Pts' QOL domains affected F P
A: For patients    
Marital status: married > single Social relations
Spiritual
16.7
6.8
0.001
0.01
Occupation: medium/high skill > unemployed Psychological health 6-domain
Spiritual
General facet on health & QOL
3.8
3.8
5.5
0.05
0.05
0.02
Education: high school/college > illiterate Environment 4.9 0.03
Education of caregiver Environment 4.9 0.03
B. For caregivers of patients    
Marital status of patient Physical health 6-domain 5.2 0.02
Education of patient Spiritual 7.3 0.008
Age of patient Psychological health 6-domain
Spiritual
6.5
6.6
0.01
0.01
Education of caregiver Physical health 6-domain
Psychological health 6-domain
Independence
Environment
Spiritual
7.7
10.5
7.6
29.4
10.9
0.006
0.001
0.007
0.001
0.001
Marital status of caregiver Physical health 6-domain
Independence
Social relations
  
Occupation of caregiver Physical health 6-domain
Psychological health 6-domain
  
Age of caregiver Physical health, physical health, independence, social relations, general facet 6.3 – 30.9 0.001
Caregiver's sex Psychological health, social relations, environment, general facet 5.6 – 15.2 0.02 – 0.001