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Table 6 Multivariate results from a linear regression analysis of perceived need

From: The supportive care needs of women experiencing gynaecological cancer: a Western Australian cross-sectional study

  Health system and information needs Psychological needs Sexuality needs Physical and daily living needs Patient care and support needs
Estimate (Std Error) P-value Estimate (Std Error) P-value Estimate (Std Error) P-value Estimate (Std Error) P-value Estimate (Std Error) P-value
(Intercept) 0.178 (0.138) 0.197 0.065 (0.097) 0.507 −0.254 (0.261) 0.332 0.068 (0.135) 0.614 −0.038 (0.095) 0.645
Age group
 Under 35 0.029 (0.179) 0.873 0.154 (0.179) 0.393 −0.219 (0.163) 0.181 0.114 (0.175) 0.515   
 55 up to 75 −0.432 (0.122) < 0.001 −0.422 (0.117) < 0.001 − 0.632 (0.106) < 0.001 −0.313 (0.119) 0.009   
 75 and over −0.643 (0.226) 0.005 −0.607 (0.214) 0.005 −0.905 (0.199) < 0.001 −0.173 (0.221) 0.433   
Overall   < 0.001   < 0.001   < 0.001   0.024   
Relationship status
 In a relationship - not living together          0.781 (0.209) < 0.001
 In a relationship - living together          −0.193 (0.127) 0.121
Overall           0.001
Sexually active −0.24 (0.116) 0.04      −0.393 (0.114) 0.001 −0.393 (0.121) 0.006
Partner support
 Somewhat supportive      0.295 (0.288) 0.306     
 Quite supportive      0.421 (0.228) 0.066     
 Extremely supportive      0.414 (0.213) 0.053     
 Not applicable      −0.224 (0.218) 0.305     
Overall       < 0.001     
Cancer has reoccurred    0.41 (0.176) 0.021      0.762 (0.177) < 0.001
Had surgery      0.298 (0.141) 0.035     
Had chemotherapy 0.282 (0.111) 0.012    0.225 (0.102) 0.029 0.416 (0.108) < 0.001   
Had radiation 0.273 (0.114) 0.017 0.349 (0.112) 0.002 0.346 (0.117) 0.003 0.43 (0.111) < 0.001   
  1. Significant variables only. The reference category for age is ‘35 up to 55 years old’. The reference category for relationship status is ‘not in a relationship’ and ‘little or no support’ for partner support