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Table 4 Stepwise hierarchical linear and logistic regression analyses of variables associated to self rated health (SRH) score.

From: Morbidity associated with "self-rated health" in epithelial ovarian cancer survivors

Independent variables Dimensional SRH Categorical SRH
  Beta P OR 95%CI P
Step 1. Demography      
Age at diagnosis 0.14 0.03 0.95 0.88–1.03 0.24
Civil status (Paired = reference) 0.05 0.34 1.00 0.13–7.43 0.99
Level of education (> 12 years = ref) 0.06 0.55 2.55 0.45–14.51 0.29
Work status (active reference) -0.12 0.06 0.65 0.11–3.89 0.64
Explained variance (R 2 ) 0.187 < 0.001 0.084   0.055
Step 2. Cancer related variables      
   FIGO stage (I+II reference) 0.09 0.17 0.23 0.05–1.10 0.07
   Relapse < 6 months (no = ref) -0.05 0.39 0.53 0.09–3.15 0.49
   Chemotherapy ever (no = ref) -0.04 0.52 2.65 0.45–15.81 0.28
Explained variance (R 2 ) 0.218 0.15 0.109   0.424
Increase of variance (R 2 -change) 0.032   0.025   
Step 3. Somatic complaints      
   Nausea -0.16 0.02 1.08 0.99–1.17 0.10
   Pain -0.15 0.05 1.05 1.01–1.09 0.01
   Dyspnoe -0.13 0.06 1.01 0.98–1.04 0.56
   Insomnia -0.08 0.32 1.01 0.96–1.02 0.52
   Lack of appetite -0.04 0.58 0.99 0.98–1.07 0.40
   Constipation -0.09 0.16 1.02 0.99–1.05 0.20
   Diarrhea -0.02 0.69 1.00 0.97–1.04 0.87
Explained variance (R 2 ) 0.606 < 0.001 0.571   < 0.001
Increase of variance (R 2 -change) 0.387   0.462   
Step 4. Impairment      
   Physical impairment -0.10 0.16 11.73 1.28–108.02 0.03
   Mental impairment -0.08 0.22 0.53 0.05–5.39 0.57
Explained variance (R 2 ) 0.639 0.004 0.645   0.001
Increase of variance (R 2 -change) 0.033   0.074   
Step 5. Medication last year      
   Daily use of medication -0.09 0.12 2.66 0.38–18.60 0.33
   Use of analgetics 0.01 0.90 2.84 0.33–24.57 0.34
   Use of psychotropics -0.05 0.50 13.78 2.07–91.85 0.01
Explained variance (R 2 ) 0.653 0.17 0.717   0.001
Increase of variance (R 2 -change) 0.014   0.072   
Step 6. Anxiety and fatigue      
   HADS-Anxiety -0.07 0.35 1.07 0.85–1.35 0.58
   FQ Total fatigue -0.16 0.02 1.24 1.05–1.47 0.01
Explained variance (R 2 ) 0.682 0.006 0.759   0.007
Increase of variance (R 2 -change) 0.029   0.042   
Step 7. Life style      
   Body Image Scale score -0.12 0.07 1.09 0.92–1.30 0.32
   BMI 0.01 0.83 0.97 0.80–1.18 0.79
   Physical activity (moderate or more = reference) -0.11 0.04 0.84 0.16–4.42 0.84
Smoking (no = reference) 0.04 0.54 0.67 0.08–5.49 0.71
Explained variance (R 2 ) 0.703 0.09 0.766   0.806
Increase of variance (R 2 -change) 0.021   0.007   
Step 8. Menopausal QoL      
   Vasomotor score -0.08 0.14 1.26 0.78–2.03 0.35
Explained variance (R 2 ) 0.709 0.14 0.769   0.34
Increase of variance (R 2 -change) 0.006   0.003