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Table 3 Regression of SF-36 on measures on demographics, physical measures, cognition and falls efficacy

From: Associations between health-related quality of life, physical function and fear of falling in older fallers receiving home care

  Physical Comp. Summary Mental Comp. Summary Physical Function Role Physical Bodily Pain General Health Vitality Social Function Role Emotional Mental Health
Age (years ≥67) 0.19 0.31* 0.49* 0.58 0.80 0.74** 0.04 0.70 0.02 0.64**
(0.10) (0.13) (0.23) (0.37) (0.42) (0.28) (0.28) (0.42) (0.03) (0.22)
Falls ≥3 last 12 months 2.48 −4.23* 4.57 1.43 3.90 1.06 −4.37 −9.02 −0.27 −4.64
(1.56) (1.99) (3.51) (5.49) (6.36) (4.17) (4.22) (6.28) (0.46) (3.27)
No. medications weekly −0.72*** 0.16 −0.74 −1.02 −1.10 −2.65*** − 0.58 0.43 0.06 −0.33
(0.19) (0.24) (0.42) (0.66) (0.77) (0.50) (0.51) (0.76) (0.06) (0.39)
4 Meter Walk Test, m/s 8.28* − 1.03 21.12* 15.30 23.88 −0.24 16.53 −1.26 0.12 4.37
(3.84) (4.88) (8.61) (13.47) (15.62) (10.24) (10.35) (15.43) (1.18) (8.03)
Berg Balance Scale 0.14 0.00 0.80*** 0.31 −0.12 0.18 −0.23 0.33 0.03 −0.00
(0.08) (0.10) (0.18) (0.27) (0.32) (0.21) (0.21) (0.31) (0.02) (0.16)
Instrumental Activities of Daily Living 0.50 −0.11 3.16** 2.01 −1.48 −0.96 0.16 2.36 0.02 − 0.85
(0.51) (0.65) (1.15) (1.80) (2.08) (1.37) (1.38) (2.06) (0.15) (1.07)
Falls Efficacy Scale – International −0.18* −0.30** −0.37* − 0.73** −0.55 − 0.55** −0.63** − 0.46 −0.09 *** − 0.52***
(0.07) (0.09) (0.16) (0.25) (0.29) (0.19) (0.19) (0.29) (0.02) (0.15)
Mini-Mental State Examination (score ≥ 23) −0.26 0.45 −0.11 − 0.38 −1.42 0.70 0.78 0.44 −0.03 1.25*
(0.29) (0.37) (0.66) (1.03) (1.19) (0.78) (0.79) (1.18) (0.09) (0.61)
R2 adj. 0.32 0.15 0.47 0.21 0.08 0.27 0.10 0.07   0.20
  1. Additionally adjusted for sex, education, living alone, risk of or being malnourished. Ordinary least squares (OLS) regressions, except on role emotional, where a logistic regression is fitted. Unstandardised regression coefficients, standard error (SE) in parentheses. Model fit reported by R2-adjusted. N = 151. * p < 0.05 **p < 0.01 ***p < 0.00
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