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Table 6 Linear regression analyses testing the effect of social problems on self-management, controlling for socio-demographic, illness and health status characteristics

From: Do everyday problems of people with chronic illness interfere with their disease management?

  Self-management
  Symptom management Active involvement Coping
  (n = 1475) (n = 1481) (n = 1486)
  Coef. Coef. Coef.
Everyday problems    
 Social problems −.17** −.04 −.42**
Covariates    
 Age −.00 .01** .01**
 Female .18** .06 −.02
Educational level    
 Low Ref. Ref. Ref.
 Intermediate .03 .08 .08
 High −.01 .06 .03
Multimorbidity .07 .07 −.00
Perceived general health −.00 .00 .02**
Physical limitations    
 No limitations Ref. Ref. Ref.
 Slight limitations −.07 −.02 −.24**
 Moderate limitations −.12 −.02 −.41**
 Severe limitations −.13 .05 −.69**
  1. *Significant at p < .05 **Significant at p < .01
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