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Table 3 Predictors of 0-6 month Symptom Score improvement: results of stepwise multiple regression analysis

From: Predictors of outcome after 6 and 12 months following anthroposophic therapy for adult outpatients with chronic disease: a secondary analysis from a prospective observational study

Variable R Adjusted R2 B Standard error of B Beta t-value P-value
Intercept    -1.87 0.69   -2.73 0.007
1. Symptom Score at baseline (1-10) 0.50 0.25 0.74 0.04 0.58 20.16 < 0.001
2. SF-36 Physical Function Scale at baseline (0-100) 0.53 0.28 0.01 0.00 0.11 3.36 0.001
3. Education level (1 = low, 2 = intermediate, 3 = high) 0.54 0.29 0.31 0.09 0.10 3.46 0.001
4. SF-36 General Health Item at baseline (1-5) 0.55 0.30 -0.29 0.09 -0.10 -3.17 0.002
5. Main diagnosis J00-J99 Respiratory system (0: no, 1: yes) 0.56 0.31 0.77 0.24 0.09 3.14 0.002
6. Disease duration (years) 0.56 0.31 -0.02 0.01 -0.08 -2.70 0.007
7. Main diagnosis N00-N99 Genitourinary system (0: no, 1: yes) 0.57 0.32 -0.63 0.24 -0.07 -2.65 0.008
8. Physiotherapy in pre-study year (sessions) 0.57 0.32 -0.01 0.00 -0.07 -2.54 0.011
9. Physician's therapy goal at baseline (6 = cured, 1 = retardation of progression) 0.57 0.32 0.12 0.05 0.06 2.26 0.024
  1. R: Multiple correlation coefficient. Adjusted R2: Adjusted coefficient of multiple determination. B: Regression coefficient. Beta: Standardised regression coefficient.