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Table 5 Linear regression model for the association between adherence and 12 month QOL-B Treatment Burden a

From: Treatment adherence and health outcomes in patients with bronchiectasis

Independent variables Estimated co-efficient (SE) 95% CI
Adherence to inhaled antibioticsb -0.01 (5.88) [-11.53; 11.51]
Adherence to other respiratory medicinesb -4.22 (5.89) [-15.77; 7.34]
Adherence to airway clearanceb -15.46** (5.66) [-26.54; -4.37]
Age 0.79* (0.33) [0.14; 1.45]
Genderc 10.87 (6.05) [-0.72; 24.34]
Baseline FEV1% predicted 0.16 (0.12) [-0.09; 0.40]
  1. an = 60: 6 participant withdrawals, 8 participants with insufficient data to calculate adherence to inhaled antibiotics and 1 participant not prescribed other respiratory medicines.
  2. bAdherent = 1, non-adherent = 0.
  3. cMale = 1, female = 0.
  4. **p < 0.01, *p < 0.05.
  5. Adjusted R2 = 0.13.