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Table 4 Variables showing no significant association with time elapsed since radiotherapy on multivariate analyses

From: Relationship between time elapsed since completion of radiotherapy and quality of life of patients with breast cancer

Variables Regression coefficients Standard error Standard regression coefficient t p-value
Role function
 Constant term 75.366 18.565    
 Age 0.473 0.215 0.214 2.200 0.030
 Level of education 2.609 2.232 0.121 1.169 0.245
 Surgical technique −0.220 2.450 −0.009 − 0.090 0.929
 Surgical staging −5.807 3.145 −0.189 −1.846 0.068
 Number of chemotherapy cycles −0.137 0.976 − 0.014 − 0.141 0.888
 Time elapsed since completion of RT 2.231 1.977 0.108 1.129 0.262
Financial impact of disease
 Constant term 76.843 31.830    
 Age 0.392 0.369 0.095 1.062 0.291
 Degree of education −14.859 3.827 −0.370 −3.883 0.000
 Surgical technique 7.793 4.201 0.174 1.855 0.066
 Surgical staging −13.631 5.393 −0.237 −2.528 0.013
 Number of chemotherapy cycles 2.638 1.673 0.139 1.576 0.118
 Time elapsed since completion of RT −3.202 3.390 −0.083 −0.944 0.347
Perception of own body
 Constant term 32.595 16.150    
 Age 0.429 0.187 0.215 2.292 0.024
 Level of education 6.407 1.942 0.329 3.300 0.001
 Surgical technique −0.084 2.131 −0.004 −0.039 0.969
 Surgical staging 4.279 2.736 0.154 1.564 0.121
 Number of chemotherapy cycles −0.563 0.849 −0.061 − 0.663 0.508
 Time elapsed since `completion of RT 3.219 1.720 0.173 1.871 0.064
 Sexual activity      
 Constant term 60.288 23.972    
 Age 0.810 0.278 0.270 2.916 0.004
 Level of education −4.535 2.882 −0.156 −1.574 0.119
 Surgical technique −0.926 3.164 −0.029 − 0.293 0.770
 Surgical staging 3.943 4.061 0.095 0.971 0.334
Number of chemotherapy cycles −1.596 1.260 −0.116 −1.267 0.208
 Time elapsed since completion of RT −3.547 2.553 −0.127 −1.389 0.168
Enjoyment of sexual activity
 Constant term 55.928 23.971    
 Age 0.830 0.278 0.274 2.989 0.003
 Level of education −4.352 2.882 −0.147 −1.510 0.134
 Surgical technique −0.105 3.164 −0.003 − 0.033 0.974
 Surgical staging 5.184 4.061 0.123 1.277 0.205
 Number of chemotherapy cycles −1.677 1.260 −0.120 −1.330 0.186
 Time elapsed since completion of RT −4.524 2.553 −0.160 −1.772 0.079
Symptoms in the breast
 Constant term 42.090 24.453    
 Age −0.080 0.283 −0.028 − 0.282 0.778
 Level of education −1.213 2.940 −0.044 −0.413 0.681
 Surgical technique −2.557 3.227 −0.083 −0.792 0.430
 Surgical staging 0.934 4.143 0.024 0.225 0.822
 Number of chemotherapy cycles 0.097 1.285 0.007 0.076 0.940
 Time elapsed since completion of RT −4.410 2.604 −0.167 −1.693 0.093