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Table 4 Multivariate linear regression analysis of five of the eight dimensions of SF-36 at 12 months

From: Health related quality of life in trauma patients. Data from a one-year follow up study compared with the general population

  Physical functioning Mental health General health Bodily pain Vitality
  Beta 95% CI p Beta 95% CI p Beta 95% CI p Beta 95% CI p Beta 95% CI p
Age -0.20 -0.39, -0 02 0.030 0.21 0.05, 0.36 0.010          
ISS score dica        -10.59 -17.28, -3.90 0.002       
LOT-Rb score 0.95 0.25, 1.66 0.080 1.21 0.66, 1.76 <0.001 1.74 0.95, 2.53 <0.001 0.96 0.12, 1.81 0.025 1.08 0.35, 1.80 0.004
Depression at baseline -1.11 -2.01, -0.20 0.016 -1.44 -2.15, 0.73 <0.001     -1.23 -2.32, -0.14 0.027 -1.70 -2.64, 0.75 <0.001
IESc score at baseline        -0.27 -0,49, -0.045 0.019 -0.31 -0.55, -0.07 0.011    
Working before injuryd     12.27 5.4, 19.13 0.001          
Most severe injury with head as reference category                
Spine vs head -9.49 -17.58, -1.41 0.022        -7.64 -17.23, 1.96 0.118    
Extremities vs head -10.85 -18.74, -2.95 0.007        -5.99 -15.33, 3.35 0.207    
Thorax/abdomen vs head 0.56 -7.27, 8.39 0.888        -1.06 -10.49, 8.36 0.824    
Face/external injury vs head 4.80 -7.43, 17.04 0.440        15.4 0.61, 30.19 0.041    
Adjusted R2 0.24    0.38    0.28    0.27    0.29   
  1. n = 220-225 because of missing values for some variables.
  2. aISS score dic: Injury severity score dichotomous: ISS < 9 = 0, ISS ≥ 9 = 1, bLOT-R: Life orientation test revised, cIES: Impact of event scale, dWorking before injury yes = 1, no = 0