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Table 4 Linear regression models of the association between fear of falling and EQ-5D-rated and EQ-VAS-rated HrQoL

From: Mediating factors on the association between fear of falling and health-related quality of life in community-dwelling German older people: a cross-sectional study

N = 309 EQ-5D Index EQ VAS
Model 1 Model 2 Model 1 Model 2
β SE β SE β SE β SE
Fear of falling −0.023 *** (0.004) −0.010 ** (0.004) −1.535 *** (0.354) −0.361 (0.396)
Age 0.001 (0.001) 0.004 * (0.001) 0.049 (0.169) 0.228 (0.162)
Female −0.014 (0.016) 0.007 (0.014) −0.370 (2.169) 1.527 (2.135)
Education
 High ref.   ref.   ref.   ref.  
 Low −0.050 ** (0.018) −0.033 (0.017) −2.342 (2.128) −0.571 (2.018)
 Intermediate −0.039 * (0.018) −0.022 (0.016) − 2.126 (2.235) −0.403 (2.209)
 Other −0.036 (0.025) −0.027 (0.053) −0.471 (5.543) 0.055 (3.549)
Shared living −0.002 (0.016) −0.013 (0.014) 1.511 (1.893) 0.575 (1.779)
Chronic conditions    −0.014 ** (0.005)    −1.761 ** (0.573)
Number of falls    0.002 (0.006)    0.370 (0.974)
Function    0.005 *** (0.001)    0.533 *** (0.154)
Disability    0.002 ** (0.001)    0.208 ** (0.080)
Functional mobility    −0.003 (0.003)    0.065 (0.297)
Adj. R-Squared 0.233   0.379   0.072   0.188  
  1. Fear of falling was assessed with the Short Falls-efficacy Scale-International (Short-FES-I), function and disability with the Late-life Function and Disability Instrument (LLFDI), and functional mobility with the Timed up-and-go test
  2. *** p < 0.001, ** p < 0.01, * p < 0.05