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Table 2 Simple linear regression analysis of factors associated with Quality of life among epileptic patients attending public hospitals of Wollega zones, West Ethiopia, 2018

From: Health-related quality of life and associated factors among epileptic patients on treatment follow up at public hospitals of Wollega zones, Ethiopia, 2018

Variables Unstandardized coefficient Standardized coefficient t value P-value
Beta Standard error Beta
Gender
 Female vs male − 2.49 2.33 − 0.05 − 1.07 0.28
Ethnicity
 Amhara vs Oromo 2.40 10.42 0.01 0.23 0.81
 Gurage vs Oromo − 6.8 11.63 − 0.03 − 0.58 0.55
 Tigre vs Oromo − 3.59 7.80 − 0.02 − 0.46 0.64
Religion
 Muslim vs protestant − 0.27 3.71 − 0.005 − 0.07 0.94
 Orthodox vs protestant 1.24 3.18 0.02 0.39 0.69
 Catholic vs protestant 4.40 8.64 0.02 0.50 0.61
Educational status
 No formal education vs ≥ degree − 8.66 3.07 − 0.16 − 2.81 0.005
 Grade 1–8 vs ≥ degree − 10.39 3.05 − 0.20 − 3.40 0.001
 Grade 9–10 vs ≥ degree − 7.87 3.55 − 0.12 − 2.21 0.027
Occupation
 Student vs Gov’t employee − 10.12 2.72 − 0.21 − 3.71 < 0.001
 Farmer vs Gov’t employee − 3.91 3.37 − 0.06 − 1.15 0.24
 Merchant vs Gov’t employee − 14.30 4.26 − 0.17 − 3.35 0.001
 Daily laborers vs Gov’t employee − 1.21 7.10 − 0.009 − 0.17 0.86
Marital status
 Unmarried vs married − 11.59 7.00 − 0.08 − 1.70 0.08
 Widowed vs married − 16.73 7.34 − 0.11 − 2.27 0.02
Residence
 Urban vs rural 8.70 3.08 0.14 2.82 0.005
Monthly income
 ≤ 500 vs > 2000 EB − 16.81 2.60 − 0.33 − 6.44 < 0.001
 501–1000 vs > 2000 EB − 10.12 3.16 − 0.16 − 3.20 0.001
 1001–1500 vs > 2000 EB − 10.58 4.13 − 0.12 − 2.55 0.011
Living condition
 Alone vs with parents − 15.65 3.16 − 0.24 − 4.94 < 0.001
Type of epilepsy
 Generalized vs focal 0.65 2.33 0.01 0.28 0.77
Adverse drug reaction
 Yes vs no − 18.49 2.14 − 0.40 − 8.62 < 0.001
Co-morbidity of anxiety
 Yes vs no − 21.02 2.32 − 0.41 − 9.04 < 0.001
Co-morbidity of depression
 Yes vs no − 22.35 3.44 − 0.31 − 6.48 < 0.001
Fear of having seizure
 Yes vs no − 4.78 2.89 − 0.08 − 1.65 0.100
Perceived social stigma
 Yes vs no − 13.04 2.38 − 0.26 − 5.48 < 0.001
Age at onset of disease
 10–19 years vs < 10 years 0.13 2.87 0.002 0.04 0.96
 20–29 years vs < 10 years 7.40 3.95 0.09 1.87 0.06
 ≥ 40 years vs < 10 years 2.33 9.52 0.01 0.24 0.80
Frequency of seizure
 One per year vs none in past year − 8.34 2.53 − 0.17 − 3.29 0.001
 One per month vs none in past year − 19.20 3.27 − 0.30 − 5.82 < 0.001
 One per week vs none in past year − 23.11 3.98 − 0.29 − 5.79 < 0.001
  1. Predictor variables: Sociodemographic and clinical variables. Dependent variables: health related quality of life