Table 2

Hierarchical multiple regression examining the MCS

Step 1 (model 1)Step 2 (model 2)Step 3 (model 3)
BSEP valueBSEP valueBSEP value
Intercept34.3806.017<0.00124.3356.654<0.00135.1946.937<0.001
Age0.0770.0670.2490.0930.0660.1580.0880.0640.171
Education−0.5340.5720.351−0.6430.5640.255−0.3420.5540.537
Marital status2.0302.6950.4521.5422.6600.5631.8002.5900.488
Monthly income0.9480.8450.2621.0350.8330.2151.0130.8110.212
Residence (ref: rural)2.7801.4390.0542.3671.4230.0972.5501.3860.067
Chronic disease (ref: no)−0.6371.3170.629−0.8841.3000.497−0.8061.2660.525
Cancer stage−0.4720.7880.549−0.0850.7850.914−0.0080.7640.992
Months after surgery0.1080.0720.1350.1170.0710.1010.1090.0690.115
Surgery type (ref: modified radical surgery)
 Total resection−0.9521.2830.459−0.7521.2660.553−0.8481.2330.492
 Breast reservation−2.6021.9420.181−2.6701.9130.164−1.9831.8690.290
 Other6.5854.3390.1305.7804.2810.1786.9494.1770.097
Work status (ref: employed)
 Unemployed0.2991.2520.8120.2321.2340.851−0.2181.2060.857
 Retirement−1.7351.6010.280−1.7401.5780.271−2.9121.5590.063
Perceived needs satisfaction0.1090.0330.0010.1940.037<0.001
Perceived needs importance−0.1850.042<0.001
ΔR20.0570.030*0.050*
AIC1387.6071378.2521359.462
  • *P<0.05.

  • AIC, Akaike’s information criterion; MCS, mental component summary.