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Table 3 Physical activity regression models for persons with different disease severity

From: Self-reported physical activity correlates in Swedish adults with multiple sclerosis: a cross-sectional study

Multiple regression, physical activity (PA) dependent variablea
  Minimal & Mild MS Moderate & Severe MS
  Factors with p < 0.20 (n = 196) Factors with p < 0.20 (n = 73)
Independent variables β P-value β P-value
Age n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Gender 0.05 0.425 - 0.08 0.381
Employment 0.34 0.000* 0.15 0.132
Children at home - 0.05 0.434 n.a. n.a.
Education n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Progressive MS n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Activity limitation 0.26 0.000* 0.26 0.059
MSIS-29 psychological n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Fatigue n.a. n.a. 0.16 0.099
Self-efficacy for PA 0.16 0.016* 0.25 0.027*
Falls self-efficacy n.a. n.a. 0.24 0.110
Social support, family n.a. n.a. - 0.06 0.552
Enjoyment of PA 0.13 0.043* n.a. n.a.
  R2 = 0.39, F(5,2) = 26.1, p = 0.000 R2 = 0.41, F(5,7) = 11.1, p = 0.000
  1. β = Standardized beta coefficient. * = p < 0.05. R 2 adjusted R square, MSIS-29 Multiple Sclerosis Impact Scale
  2. Minimal & Mild MS = MSIS-29 physical scale ≤50. Moderate & Severe MS = MSIS-29 physical scale >50
  3. aPhysical activity was measured using the Physical Activity Disability Survey – Revised