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Table 7 Predictors of the transition no formal to formal care 1 year after a cancer diagnosis (OCP and MCP combined, n = 190)

From: The utilization of formal and informal home care by older patients with cancer: a Belgian cohort study with two control groups

  Univariatea
  OR 95% CI p-value
Need factors
 Fatigue 1.24 1,09-1,41 0.001
 Polypharmacy 1.18 1,01-1,38 0.04
Cancer-related factors
 Stage    0.09
 I ref   
 II 2.01 0,85-4,78 0.11
 III 2.67 1,02-6,96 0.05
 IV 5.93 1,18-29,68 0.03
 Chemotherapy 2.21 1,17-4,19 0.02
 Radiotherapy 2.38 1,19-4,77 0.02
Changes in need factors
 ADL    0.01
 persistently independent ref   
 became indepedent 0.93 0,27-3,13 0.90
 became dependent 3.19 1,55-6,54 0.002
 persistently dependent 0.85 0,28-2,54 0.77
IADL    0.04
 persistently independent ref   
 became indepedent 1.81 0,60-5,50 0.29
 became dependent 2.86 1,36-6,04 0.01
 persistently dependent 2.04 0,66-6,33 0.22
Depression    0.06
 persistently normal ref   
 became normal 2.53 0,77-8,32 0.13
 became depressed 3.03 1,21-7,60 0.02
 persistently depressed 2.53 0,34-18,59 0.36
Fatigue    0.003
 persistently normal ref   
 became normal 6.00 1,55-23,19 0.01
 became impaired 4.00 1,19-13,42 0.03
 persistently impaired 8.27 2,61-26,22 < 0,001
Polypharmacy    0.04
 persistently normal ref   
 became normal 2.51 0,60-10,52 0.21
 became impaired 2.72 1,15-6,46 0.02
 persistently impaired 2.93 0,93-9,25 0.07
  1. aPredictors of univariate logistic regression analyses are shown with p < 0,05