Table 3

Hierarchical regression analysis of predictors of psychosocial adjustment (n=77)

Predictive variablesModel 1Model 2Model 3
βββ
Age0.01−0.04−0.15
Education level
 Middle to high versus primary and below−0.010.020.04
 College and above versus primary and below−0.11−0.06−0.09
Marital status (married vs single)−0.16−0.000.08
Employment status (yes vs no)−0.22−0.26−0.30*
Monthly income
 20 000–39 999 vs <20 000−0.18−0.09−0.01
 ≥40 000 vs <20 000−0.070.040.06
Tumour site (others vs buccal mucosa)0.27*0.32**0.37**
Cancer stage
 II vs I−0.080.020.034
 III vs I−0.16−0.10−0.04
 IV vs I−0.04−0.03−0.07
Adjuvant therapy (yes vs no)0.140.080.09
Postsurgical period−0.21−0.23−0.12
Facial disfigurement0.35**0.35***
Social support−0.27*−1.01***
Facial disfigurement * social support0.79***
R20.34*0.52***0.62***
F2.193.855.48
R2 change0.34*0.18***0.11***
F change2.1910.0314.98
  • *P<0.05, **P<0.01, ***P<0.001.