Skip to main content

Table 5 Predictive factors for low long-term quality of life (QoL) in univariate and multivariate analysis (urinary and bowel bother scores at time A and score changes relative to baseline scores at times B and C were tested; significant factors are presented)

From: Consequential late effects after radiotherapy for prostate cancer - a prospective longitudinal quality of life study

   univariate analysis multivariate analysis
item risk factor hazard ratio
[95% CI]
p-value hazard ratio
[95% CI]
p-value
low long-term urinary QoL urinary bother score at time B 1.03
[1.00-1.05]
0.032 - -
  urinary bother score change at time C 1.06
[1.04-1.08]
<0.001 1.06
[1.04-1.08]
<0.001
  bowel bother score at time A 1.03
[1.00-1.05]
0.028 - -
  bowel bother score change at time C 1.03
[1.01-1.04]
0.002 - -
low long-term bowel QoL urinary bother score change at time B 1.02
[1.00-1.04]
0.048 - -
  urinary bother score change at time C 1.02
[1.00-1.04]
0.031 - -
  bowel bother score change at time B 1.05
[1.03-1.08]
<0.001 1.03
[1.00-1.06]
0.049
  bowel bother score change at time C 1.06
[1.04-1.08]
<0.001 1.05
[1.02-1.08]
<0.001