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Research Article

Health-Related Quality of Life among Women Breast Cancer Patients in Eastern China

Table 4

Final model of predictors for Global Health Status scores.

GHS of all participantsGHS of patients in TNM Stage 0–IIGHS of patients in TNM Stage III-IV

Coefficient (SE)Coefficient (SE)Coefficient (SE)

Panel A: Patient characteristics

(Constant)87.720(5.150)102.608(6.136)64.272(7.553)
Age-0.146(0.053)-0.039(-0.774)-0.183(0.071)
Residence (ref: urban)
 rural5.454(1.220)5.848(1.834)2.920(1.365)
Marital status (ref: single)
 Married-0.047(-1.295)-15.586(4.604)-0.001(-0.015)
 Divorced/widow-0.023(-0.660)-14.775(5.079)-0.025(-0.506)
Educational level (ref: illiteracy /primary school)
 Secondary school-0.020(-0.582)-0.034(-0.673)0.024(0.509)
 High school/technical secondary school0.043(1.098)0.085(1.461)0.046(0.906)
 university degree and above6.432(1.275)5.418(1.920)8.956(1.699)
Employment status (ref: urban employee)
 peasants-4.947(1.395)-4.515(1.898)-0.099(-1.877)
 unemployment-4.336(1.984)-0.092(-1.791)-0.029(-0.647)
 others-0.037(-1.134)-0.019(-0.395)-0.010(-0.222)
TNM Stage (ref: 0-II)
 III-IV-1.912(0.952)————

Panel B: QLQ-C30 scales

 Role functioning0.081(0.028)0.050(0.711)0.119(0.039)
 Cognitive functioning0.077(1.520)0.035(0.510)0.211(0.058)
 Emotional functioning-0.066(-1.392)-0.047(-0.720)-0.131(0.056)
 Nausea and vomiting0.046(1.017)-0.056(-0.874)0.099(0.042)
 Pain-0.125(0.038)-0.107(0.050)-0.140(0.055)
 Dyspnoea0.128 (0.027)0.123(0.042)0.104(0.035)
 Fatigue-0.135(0.043)-0.212(0.058)-0.130(-1.771)
 insomnia-0.049(0.023)-0.037(-0.670)-0.082(-1.507)

Panel C: QLQ-BR23 scales

 Sexual enjoyment-0.230(0.027)-0.273(0.041)-0.194(0.035)
 systemic therapy side effect-0.213(0.042)-0.144(0.050)-0.185(0.055)
 Arm symptoms0.078(0.034)0.107(1.711)0.120(1.912)
 Body image-0.053(0.025)-0.075(-1.223)-0.092(-1.609)

Note: stepwise regression was applied in the multiple linear regression analysis; a constant was included in each model.
SE, Standard Error; and indicate P < 0.01 and P < 0.05, respectively.