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Table 4 Significant baseline predictor variables of 6 month health-related quality of life (HRQoL) from multivariate model (N=294)

From: Predictors of physical and mental health-related quality of life outcomes among myocardial infarction patients

  Physical HRQoL Mental HRQoL
Characteristic Mean difference p Mean difference p
  (95% CI)   (95% CI)  
Age     
  Age ≤60     
  Age >60 -4.9 (-7.6, -2.2) <0.001 2.8 (0.7, 4.9) 0.01
Employed     
  Unemployed/Retired     
  Employed 3.3 (0.2, 6.4) 0.03 - -
Baseline Physical HRQoL 0.4 (0.2, 0.5) <0.001 - -
Baseline Mental HRQoL 0.2 (0.1, 0.3) <0.001 0.3 (0.2, 0.4) <0.001
Physical activity self-efficacy 1.4 (0.7, 2.1) <0.001 - -
Intention to be physically active     
  No intention to be physically active in next 6 mths     
  Intend to be physically active in next 6 mths 9.4 (4.8, 14.1) <0.001 - -
Television viewing -0.2 (-0.3, -0.1) 0.001 -0.1 (-0.2, -0.0) 0.01
Depressed (range 0–21)     
  No (0–7)     
  Yes (8–21) - - -7.4 (-10.6, -4.1) <0.001
Social Supporta (range 10–34) - - 0.4 (0.2, 0.6) 0.001
  1. aHigher scores indicate greater social support.