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Table 3 Standardized regression coefficients β 1 for the relation of Illness cognitions ( ICQ ) with HRQoL ( RAND-36 ) 2 , anxiety and depression ( HADS )

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

  MCS PCS Anxiety Depression
β β β β
Demographic characteristics     
Age −0.02 −0.03 0.01 −0.04
Female gender a −0.05 −0.07 0.08 −0.05
Disease characteristics     
Congenital disorder a −0.06 0.07 0.03 0.05
Stable or positive course of the disease a 0.14* 0.21** −0.02 −0.04
Medication a 0.03 −0.12** −0.03 −0.01
Medical devices a 0.10 −0.13** −0.06 −0.15*
Tiredness a −0.17** −0.14** 0.12 0.00
Hands and/or fingers b 0.13** −0.10* −0.10 −0.07
Vision b −0.03 0.09* 0.01 −0.01
Audition b 0.01 0.00 −0.01 0.00
Sitting b −0.01 −0.06 0.01 −0.02
Standing b 0.04 −0.36** 0.05 0.08
Disability is perceptible a 0.01 −0.06 −0.05 0.04
Illness cognitions     
Acceptance 0.31** 0.16** −0.27** −0.29**
Helplessness −0.32** −0.15** 0.28** 0.31**
Benefits 0.00 −0.05 −0.06 −0.14*
F 19.46 36.80 10.56 14.51
df 16,36 16,36 16,36 16,36
R 2 0.46** 0.62** 0.32** 0.39**
  1. 1Regression coefficients were based on linear regression analyses corrected for disease characteristics, age and gender.
  2. 2Mental Component Scale (MCS) and Physical Component Scale (PCS).
  3. acoding: yes = 1, no = 0.
  4. bcoding: ‘problems with (the use of) …’ yes = 1, no = 0.
  5. *p <0.01; **p <0.001.