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Table 4 Three separate multivariate analyses of the association between IBS cases and controls and negative, positive self-esteem and sense of coherence adjusted for other possible intervening factors

From: More negative self-esteem and inferior coping strategies among patients diagnosed with IBS compared with patients without IBS - a case–control study in primary care

  Negative self-esteema)for cases and controls Positive self-esteemb)for cases and controls Sense of coherencec)for cases and controls
  Standardized coefficient B p-value Standardized coefficient B p-value Standardized coefficient B p-value
Age (linear trend) -.12 0.01 .09 0.15 .23 <0.001
Marital status (Married v Single) .03 0.61 .03 0.67 -.04 0.43
Education (linear trend) -.09 0.17 .08 0.18 .11 0.03
Health Status (Poor v Good) .05 0.43 -.08 0.21 -.14 0.01
Belief in the future (Doubts v Believes) .37 <0.001 -.34 <0.001 -.43 <0.001
IBS case vs. controls .13 0.02 -.05 0.39 -.10 0.04
  1. a)Regression model adj R2 = .22, df = 6 F = 17.1 p < 0.001.
  2. b)Regression model adj R2 = .15, df = 6 F = 11.1 p < 0.001.
  3. c)Regression model adj R2 = .36, df = 6 F = 25.1 p < 0.001.