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Table 6 The final multivariable linear regression model for the predictive value of the independent variables at baseline, and progress in MS disability, on the use of total outpatient care during the 10-year period in people with MS (n = 120a)

From: A 10-year population-based study of people with multiple sclerosis in Stockholm, Sweden: use of and satisfaction with care and the value of different factors in predicting use of care

Independent variable Categorisation of the independent variable B 95 % CI Beta p value
Coping capacity Continuous −1.30 −2.74 to 0.20 0.15 0.08
Immunomodulatory treatment No −41.76 −98.38 to −1.31 0.17 0.04
Yes reference
Manual dexterity Impaired 43.33 −4.29 to 114.26 0.18 0.08
Not impaired reference
Walking Cannot walk 105.01 23.86 to 239.06 0.26 0.01
Walk without aid reference
Instrumental activities of daily living Dependent 108.55 36.34 to 218.67 0.36 0.001
Independent reference
Progress in MS disability >1 point change 48.59 5.76 to 108.76 0.20 0.02
≤1 point change reference
  1. Adjusted coefficient of determination = 0.340
  2. aOne person had no contacts with hospital outpatient care and was excluded from the multivariable regression analysis