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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 variables Motor score Cognition and emotion score Total score
β t-value p value β t-value p value β t-value p value
Agea 0.06 1.16 0.25 −0.10 −1.91 0.06 0.02 0.31 0.75
Time from injury to beginning rehabilitation training −0.06 − 1.20 0.23 0.02 0.50 0.62 −0.04 − 0.81 0.42
Sex
 Male Reference Reference Reference
 Female 0.12 2.76 0.01 0.08 2.01 0.046 0.11 2.49 0.01
Educationa
 Junior high school or below Reference Reference Reference
 Senior high school or higher −0.004 −0.09 0.93 −0.03 −0.73 0.47 −0.07 −1.44 0.15
Marital statusa
 Unmarried Reference Reference Reference
 Married 0.06 1.11 0.27 0.01 0.12 0.90 0.07 1.34 0.18
Etiology
 Non-traumatic Reference Reference Reference
 Traumatic −0.01 −0.29 0.78 0.05 1.21 0.23 −0.01 −0.18 0.86
Levels of injury    
 Cervical cord Reference Reference Reference
 Thoracic and Lumbosacral cord 0.23 4.97 <  0.01 −0.06 −1.40 0.16 0.22 4.33 <  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