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Table 8 Predictors of needs based on demographic data (Caregiver)

From: Supporting the patients with advanced cancer and their family caregivers: what are their palliative care needs?

Univariable and multivariable linear regression analysis on CNAT Total Scores (Caregiver)
Dependent: CNAT_Total   No. Coefficient (95%CI) P (wald) Adjusted Coefficient (95%CI) P (wald)
Age [21,81] NA −0.18 (− 0.29 to − 0.08) 0.001 −0.13 (− 0.24 to − 0.02) 0.022
Clinical Setting Inpatient 305 1   1  
SOC 294 − 11.23 (− 13.94 to −8.53) < 0.001 −7.07 (− 10.31 to −3.84) < 0.001
Race Chinese 467 1    
Indian 37 5.13 (−0.82 to 11.08) 0.091   
Malay 84 1.54 (−2.59 to 5.67) 0.464   
Others 11 5.84 (−4.79 to 16.46) 0.281   
Gender Female 375 1   1  
Male 224 1.92 (−1.02 to 4.86) 0.201 2.12 (−0.69 to 4.93) 0.14
Employment Status Employed 358 1   1  
Unemployed 241 0.36 (−2.54 to 3.27) 0.806 2.15 (−0.86 to 5.16) 0.16
Aware of Diagnosis Yes 591 1    
No 4 −1.98 (−19.51 to 15.54) 0.824   
Unsure 4 −2.39 (−19.91 to 15.13) 0.789   
Aware of Incurability Yes 499 1    
No 32 −7.28 (−13.61 to −0.94) 0.025   
Unsure 59 2.70 (−2.08 to 7.49) 0.268   
Don’t wish to say 9 −2.64 (−14.33 to 9.05) 0.658   
Palliative Care With Palliative Care 222 1    
Without Palliative Care 377 −7.34 (−10.23 to −4.45) < 0.001   
Paired with Patient Non-paired 374 1   1  
Paired 225 −8.42 (−11.29 to −5.55) < 0.001 −3.98 (−7.00 to −0.97) 0.01
Education Primary and lower 122 1   1  
Secondary and above 303 3.81 (0.10 to 7.53) 0.044 4.51 (0.91 to 8.11) 0.014
University 174 6.69 (2.60 to 10.78) 0.001 5.92 (1.68 to 10.15) 0.006
KPS [10,90] NA −0.25 (−0.32 to −0.19) < 0.001 − 0.12 (− 0.20 to − 0.04) 0.004