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Table 4 Predictive factors for MusiQoL dimensions and index: multivariate analysis (standardised beta coefficient)

From: Cognitive function and quality of life in multiple sclerosis patients: a cross-sectional study

   ADLa PWBa RFra SPTa RFaa RHCSa SSLa COPa REJa Index
Gender (0 women, 1 men) β* -0.011 0.161 -0.563 -0.017 -0.036 -0.302 -0.416 0.329 0.285 0.026
  p* 0.938 0.314 0.004 0.922 0.837 0.052 0.037 0.057 0.158 0.886
Marital status (0 single, 1 couple) β* -0.077 -0.015 0.421 0.075 0.459 0.722 0.261 -0.011 -0.013 0.526
  p* 0.571 0.919 0.02 0.642 0.008 <10-3 0.130 0.944 0.945 0.007
CISb (0 PPb) β* -0.312 -0.461 -0.106 -0.226 -0.087 -0.461 0.070 -0.345 -0.284 -0.309
  p* 0.092 0.027 0.644 0.297 0.690 0.019 0.738 0.107 0.250 0.124
SPb (0 PPb) β* -0.013 -0.049 0.392 -0.158 0.182 -0.130 0.416 -0.112 0.135 0.127
  p* 0.946 0.821 0.138 0.507 0.449 0.534 0.177 0.631 0.620 0.670
RRb (0 PPb) β* -0.389 -0.415 -0.037 -0.369 0.025 -0.654 0.285 -0.500 -0.271 -0.418
  p* 0.067 0.077 0.890 0.140 0.922 0.004 0.317 0.043 0.325 0.117
Age β* 0.159 0.285 -0.368 0.363 -0.171 -0.045 -0.295 0.357 -0.004 -0.260
  p* 0.246 0.064 0.056 0.030 0.299 0.750 0.105 0.029 0.980 0.132
EDSSc β* -0.421 0.429 0.214 0.171 0.274 0.575 0.401 0.376 0.332 0.633
  p* 0.027 0.038 0.360 0.436 0.214 0.005 0.084 0.085 0.190 0.006
Disease duration β* 0.361 -0.021 0.135 -0.071 -0.203 -0.360 -0.185 0.085 0.295 -0.182
  p* 0.044 0.908 0.565 0.731 0.338 0.054 0.449 0.674 0.209 0.434
MFIS-Tod β* -0.324 -0.272 0.187 -0.680 0.113 0.373 -0.085 -0.023 -0.061 0.130
  p* 0.043 0.117 0.353 0.001 0.550 0.027 0.670 0.896 0.770 0.493
BDIe β* -0.142 -0.317 -0.115 0.318 -0.317 -0.116 -0.061 -0.343 -0.200 -0.413
  p* 0.323 0.046 0.530 0.068 0.072 0.438 0.728 0.044 0.304 0.018
SRT-Lf β* -0.259 0.155 -0.433 -0.071 -0.194 -0.140 -0.456 0.071 0.202 -0.228
  p* 0.152 0.431 0.069 0.739 0.343 0.452 0.068 0.732 0.401 0.276
SRT-Df β* 0.121 -0.075 -0.171 0.181 -0.009 -0.210 0.155 0.133 -0.208 0.035
  p* 0.482 0.692 0.439 0.378 0.965 0.246 0.518 0.507 0.366 0.864
SPART-Tf β* 0.014 0.184 -0.086 0.034 -0.005 -0.429 0.004 0.307 0.120 -0.152
  p* 0.928 0.270 0.667 0.852 0.977 0.010 0.983 0.087 0.552 0.413
WLGf β* 0.244 0.072 0.196 0.220 -0.167 -0.100 0.392 -0.042 -0.023 0.078
  p* 0.084 0.640 0.301 0.186 0.312 0.489 0.056 0.795 0.902 0.666
  1. aADL activity of daily living, PWB psychological well-being, RFr relationships with friends, SPT symptoms, RFa relationships with family, RHCS relationships with health care system, SSL sentimental and sexual life, COP coping, REJ rejection
  2. bRR Relapsing remitting, PP Primary progressive, SP Secondary progressive, CIS Clinically isolated syndrome
  3. cEDSS Expanded Disability Status Scale
  4. dMFIS-To Modified Fatigue Impact Scale total
  5. eBDI Beck Depression Inventory
  6. fSRT-L Selective Reminding Test Long-term, SRT-D Selective Reminding Test Delayed, SPART-T SPAtial Recall Test Total, WLG Word List Generation test
  7. *β: standardised beta coefficient (β represents the change of the standard deviation in QoL score resulting from a change of one standard deviation in the independent variable); p: p-value
  8. Bold values: p < 0.05