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Table 6 Linear regression model for the association between adherence and 12 months QOL-B respiratory symptoms a

From: Treatment adherence and health outcomes in patients with bronchiectasis

Independent variables Estimated co-efficient (SE) 95% CI
Adherence to inhaled antibioticsb 8.13 (5.66) [-2.96; 19.22]
Adherence to other respiratory medicinesb -1.94 (5.68) [-13.06; 9.19]
Adherence to airway clearanceb -10.77* (5.45) [-21.45; -0.09]
Age 0.92** (0.32) [0.29; 1.55]
Genderc 7.74 (5.83) [-3.68; 19.17]
Baseline FEV1% predicted 0.07 (0.12) [-0.16; 0.31]
  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 = 0.16.