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Table 4 Association of SF-36 physical component summary (PCS) and mental component summary (MCS) scores with sociodemographic, clinical and psychological variables.

From: Defensive coping and health-related quality of life in chronic kidney disease: a cross-sectional study

DEPENDENT VARIABLES INDEPENDENT VARIABLES B(95% CI)a
PCS b Depression score c -7.96 (-10.65, -5.26)***
  Anxiety score d -0.54 (-2.73, 3.82)
  Defensive coping score e 0.26 (0.004, 0.51)*
  Age -.07 (-0.25, 0.10)
  Female f - 6.38 (-9. 64, -3.13)***
  Dialysis g - 8.48 (-11.28, -5.68)***
  >3 years since diagnosis h -1.94 (-5.49, 1.59)
MCS b Depression score c -9.15 (-12.31, -5.99)***
  Anxiety score d -6.35 (-10.19, -2.51)**
  Defensive coping score e -0.51 (-0.81, -0.21)**
  Age 0.13 (-0.06, 0.34)
  Female f 8.55 (4.74, 12.36)***
  Dialysis g -3.37 (-6.65, -0.09)*
  >3 years since diagnosis h 6.25 (2.09, 10.40) **
  1. a Beta coefficients (95% Confidence Intervals) from linear regression models adjusted for education, marital status, employment status and all variables listed on table.
  2. b Lower scores indicate worse health
  3. c,d Scores on the depression (range: 0-4) and the anxiety (range: 0-4) scales of the 90-item revised Hopkins Symptom CheckList (SCL-90-R). e Scores on the Rationality/Emotional Defensiveness (R/ED) scale (range: 12-48) of the Lifestyle Defense Mechanism Inventory (LDMI)
  4. e Scores on the Rationality/Emotional Defensiveness (R/ED) scale (range: 12-48) of the Lifestyle Defense Mechanism Inventory (LDMI).
  5. f Vs male
  6. g Vs pre-dialysis patients
  7. h Vs ≤3 years since diagnosis
  8. * p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01, *** p < 0.001