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Table 2 Standardized regression coefficients β 1 for the relation of disease characteristics with Illness cognitions ( ICQ )

From: Psychosocial well-being in young adults with chronic illness since childhood: the role of illness cognitions

  Acceptance Helplessness Benefits
β β β
Demographic characteristics    
Age 0.01 0.02 0.05
Female gender a 0.07 −0.16*** 0.14**
Disease characteristics    
Congenital disorder a 0.08 −0.07 −0.05
Stable or positive course of illness a 0.20*** −0.23*** 0.05
Medication a −0.15** 0.11* −0.01
Medical devices a 0.11 −0.11* 0.00
Tiredness a −0.12* 0.13* 0.13*
Hands and/or fingers b 0.03 −0.04 −0.04
Vision b 0.03 0.02 0.00
Audition b −0.03 0.06 −0.03
Sitting b −0.12* 0.17*** 0.00
Standing b 0.07 0.06 0.08
Disability is perceptible a 0.03 0.15** 0.02
F 4.95 6.92 1.77
df 13,36 13,36 13,36
R 2 0.15*** 0.17*** 0.06*
  1. 1Regression coefficients were based on linear regression analyses corrected for age and gender.
  2. acoding: yes = 1, no = 0.
  3. bcoding: ‘problems with (the use of) …’ yes = 1, no = 0.
  4. *p < 0.05; **p <0.01; ***p <0.001.