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Table 5 Summary of results from multivariable models: statistically significant relationships between higher symptom scores and multiple demographic/clinical variablesa

From: Colorectal cancer survivors: an investigation of symptom burden and influencing factors

Symptom Bivariate Relationships Multivariate Relationships
Abdominal pain ≤54 years Current stoma Female gender Rectal cancer ≤54 years Rectal cancer
Insomnia Female gender Current stoma Female gender Current stoma
Diarrhoea Rectal cancer Previous stoma Rectal cancer
Appetite loss Female gender Current stoma Female gender Current stoma
Buttock pain ≤54 years Rectal cancer Previous stoma ≤54 years Rectal cancer Previous stoma
Sore skin 55–64 years Current stoma Current stoma
Urinary frequency Male gender ≥65 years ≥65 years
Urinary incontinence Rectal cancer Current stoma Rectal cancer Current stoma
  1. aThere were no other significant bivariate or multivariate relationships for all other symptoms