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Table 2 Comparison of β-coefficients at baseline, after 6 and 24 months: Predictors of better physical component score of HRQOL

From: Did past economic prosperity affect the health related quality of life predictors? A longitudinal study on a representative sample of Slovenian family medicine patients

Independent variables β (601) β (601) β (601)
0 months (T0) 6 months (T6) 24 months (T24)
Better MCS −0.103 −0.065 −0.126
Higher age −0.140 −0.197 −0.071
Male gender 0.053 0.098 0.085
Higher level of education 0.140 0.124 0.096
Better financial status 0.102 0.047 0.049
Unemployed 0.039 0.059 −0.026
Retired 0.055 0.040 0.023
Better circumstances in a household 0.035 0.019 0.021
Better social support 0.050 0.080 0.051
Stressful life events – present −0.115 −0.107 −0.068
Self-rated health −0.360 −0.415 −0.433
Depression – present −0.094 −0.101 −0.186
Higher AUDIT score 0.027 0.018 0.009
Anxiety disorders – present 0.005 −0.039 −0.093
Higher number of chronic diseases −0.053 0.031 0.080
Diabetes mellitus - present < 0.001 −0.012 −0.006
Coronary heart disease – present −0.026 −0.045 −0.060
Chronic pulmonary disease – present −0.002 0.009 −0.067
Arterial hypertension - present 0.098 0.063 −0.013
Arthritis – present −0.030 −0.042 −0.087
Chronic pain – present −0.082 −0.141 −0.169
  1. PCS – physical component score; MCS – mental component score; bold: p ≤ 0.05.
  2. Bolded independent variables were statistically significant in all three sequences.
  3. F 0 = 13.57, p 0 < 0.001; F 6 = 20.75; p 6 < 0.001; F 24 = 23.87; p 24 < 0.001.