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Table 4 The unadjusted and adjusted B coefficients for baseline Troponin T levels and baseline HRQOL scores and change in these scores over time, using univariate and multivariate analysis

From: Cardiac biomarkers and health-related quality of life in new hemodialysis patients without symptomatic cardiac disease

  Unadjusted B p value Adjusted B* p value* Adjusted B** p value**
SF-36 Physical functioning       
 Baseline -9.54 0.002 -5.92 0.071   
 Change at 24 wks -4.13 0.111    -6.02 0.018
 Change at 48 wks -6.40 0.044 -6.70 0.035 -8.09 0.008
 Change at 96 wks -9.43 0.009 -7.60 0.056 -8.42 0.015
SF-36 Vitality       
 Baseline -1.56 0.571     
 Change at 24 wks -3.46 0.182    -3.23 NS
 Change at 48 wks -1.36 0.633    -1.36 NS
 Change at 96 wks -7.55 0.026 -7.09 0.036 -7.10 0.037
FACIT Fatigue       
 Baseline -1.58 0.465     
 Change at 24 wks -5.38 0.008 -4.91 0.021 -5.95 0.002
 Change at 48 wks -3.89 0.093    -4.22 NS
 Change at 96 wks -5.46 0.057 -6.19 0.035 -4.56 NS
  1. *Adjusted for other variables with p ≤ 0.05.
  2. **Adjusted for age, sex, diabetes status and baseline QoL score.
  3. Unadjusted B coefficient was calculated using univariate linear regression.
  4. Adjusted B coefficient was calculated using multivariate linear regression.