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Table 2 Findings from multivariate analysis of WHOQoL-HIV quality of life and memory scores v. binary demographic, socio-economic and social support variables

From: What influences quality of life in older people living with HIV?

  WHOQoL-HIV domain scores Total WHOQoL-HIV score Everyday memory scorea
Physical health Psychological health Level of independence Social relations Environmental health Spirituality
Coeff. p Coeff. p Coeff. p Coeff. p Coeff. p Coeff. p Coeff. p Coeff. p
Constant 17.83 <0.001*** 15.68 <0.001*** 14.65 <0.001*** 11.68 <0.001*** 15.23 <0.001*** 16.77 <0.001*** 86.54 <0.001*** 0.80 0.004**
Ethnicity (White) −3.25 0.002** −1.65 0.044*        −1.83 0.024*    0.45 0.046*
Partnership (partnered)      1.78 0.029* 2.28 0.008**      8.32 0.027*   
Sexual orientation (MSM)          1.47 0.012*       
Education (with higher education)                −0.47 0.023*
Benefits (on benefits) −3.38 <0.001*** −2.62 0.001* −3.73 <0.001***    −2.48 <0.001*** −2.63 0.001** −14.54 <0.001*** 0.74 0.001**
Grand-children (grandparent) −2.10 0.048*               
Working (paid work)        2.00 0.018*         
Adjusted R2 0.23 <0.001*** 0.14 0.002** 0.33 <0.001*** 0.16 0.001** 0.29 <0.001*** 0.15 0.001** 0.27 <0.001*** 0.22 <0.001***
N 89b   100   100   100   99   100   100   100  
  1. * 0.05 > p ≥ 0.01 ** 0.01 > p ≥ 0.001 *** p < 0.001
  2. Exposures with p < 0.05 in the bivariate analysis (Table 1) were included for potential selection in regression models, applying the stepwise linear regression process. The table shows significance values and unstandardized coefficients for those variables selected for inclusion in models, having applied criteria p to enter <0.05 and p to remove <0.10
  3. aHigher scores for everyday memory score indicate greater memory difficulties, so the coefficients for memory have opposite signs to those for QoL scores
  4. bThe sample size included in the analysis is lower for this outcome variable because only 89 of the 100 participants responded to the question about being grandparents