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Table 3 Linear regression analyses of determinants of functional improvement in basic life skills of individuals with chronic SCI

From: Effects of a rehabilitation program for individuals with chronic spinal cord injury in Shanghai, China

Independent variablesMotor scoreCognition and emotion scoreTotal score
βt-valuep valueβt-valuep valueβt-valuep value
Agea0.061.160.25−0.10−1.910.060.020.310.75
Time from injury to beginning rehabilitation training−0.06− 1.200.230.020.500.62−0.04− 0.810.42
Sex
 MaleReferenceReferenceReference
 Female0.122.760.010.082.010.0460.112.490.01
Educationa
 Junior high school or belowReferenceReferenceReference
 Senior high school or higher−0.004−0.090.93−0.03−0.730.47−0.07−1.440.15
Marital statusa
 UnmarriedReferenceReferenceReference
 Married0.061.110.270.010.120.900.071.340.18
Etiology
 Non-traumaticReferenceReferenceReference
 Traumatic−0.01−0.290.780.051.210.23−0.01−0.180.86
Levels of injury   
 Cervical cordReferenceReferenceReference
 Thoracic and Lumbosacral cord0.234.97<  0.01−0.06−1.400.160.224.33<  0.01
Baseline score−0.56− 12.84<  0.01− 0.64− 15.61<  0.01− 0.58− 12.59<  0.01
 Adjusted R2 = 0.32
(F = 23.44; p <  0.01)
Adjusted R2 = 0.37
(F = 36.32; p <  0.01)
Adjusted R2 = 0.32
(F = 22.23; p <  0.01)
  1. a: on admission