Table 4: Results of stepwise linear regression analysis.

ItemSF-36 Dimension and unstandardized coefficients ( )
PFRPBPGHVTSFREMHPCSMCS

Constant137.773124.686113.61870.89592.10492.05299.491103.91467.40759.778
Age−0.398−0.247−0.140−0.161−0.181−0.129
Gender−3.216−3.023−4.295−1.673
Married13.628
Disease Severity−2.912−6.016−11.670−4.111−5.881−2.333
Ascites−7.616−3.001
Varices−6.389−4.370
BUN0.330
Hemoglobin0.1360.312
Etiology
PT−1.488−1.253−1.681−0.999−1.209−1.238−0.385−0.767
K3.984
Na
TBIL−1.147−0.894
Albumin
ALT
AST
GGT
ALP
WBC
Platelet
R square0.4580.4380.1210.4600.2560.3750.1810.1110.5180.152

BUN: blood urea nitrogen, PT: prothrombin time, K: serum potassium, Na: serum sodium, TBIL: total bilirubin, ALT: alanine aminotransferase, AST: aspartate aminotransferase, ALP: alkaline phosphatase, GGT: γ-glutamyl transferase, WBC: white blood cell. PF: physical function, RP: physical roles, BP: bodily pain, GH: general health, VT: vitality, SF: social roles, RE: emotional roles, MH: mental health, PCS: physical component summary, MCS: mental component summary, SF-36: 36-item short form. Only data with were expressed as values of beta-coefficients. “—”: .