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Table 3 Multivariable linear regression on positive support and detrimental interactions (ISSS), n = 689

From: Determinants of illness-specific social support and its relation to distress in long-term melanoma survivors

  ß a 95% confidence limits p-value
Positive support (PS)   lower upper  
 Marital status: separated/divorced - 0.42 - 0.7258 - 0.0774 0.0160
 Partnership 0.30 0.0524 0.5428 0.0174
 Optimism (LOT-R) 0.11 0.1131 0.1990 0.0151
 Pessimism (LOT-R) - 0.19 - 0.2677 - 0.0213 < .0001
 Searching external support (BC) 0.69 0.5663 0.8030 < .0001
 Self-blaming/defense (BC) - 0.23 - 0.4330 - 0.0229 0.0293
 General fatigue (MFI) - 0.04 - 0.0670 - 0.0123 0.0045
 Physical fatigue (MFI) - 0.05 - 0.0769 - 0.0172 0.0020
Detrimental interactions (DI)
 Pessimism (LOT-R) 0.07 0.0136 0.1175 0.0135
 Self-blaming/defensive (BC) 0.33 0.1759 0.4757 < .0001
 General fatigue (MFI) - 0.02 - 0.0390 - 0.0023 0.0286
 Reduced motivation (MFI) 0.03 0.0091 0.0477 0.0041
  1. a Multiple Imputation for a set of covariates selected by forward and backward selection (level of selection 5%) in single imputation data
  2. PS: R˄2 = 0.3236–0.3529, Not in the equation: age, gender, educational level, married or single, social class, time since diagnosis, tumour stage, complications, illness-related quality of life, cancer-related distress, depression, anxiety, fatigue (activity, motivation, mental), positive reappraisal/active coping
  3. DI: R˄2 = 0.3236–0.3529), Not in the equation: age, gender, educational level, marital status, partnership, social class, time since diagnosis, tumour stage, complications, illness-related quality of life, cancer-related distress, depression, anxiety, fatigue (physical, activity, mental), coping, dispositional optimism