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Table 3 Multiple linear regression analysis of association between the sociodemographic and clinical variables, self-care agency and depression and anxiety

From: Association between self-care agency and depression and anxiety in patients with diabetic retinopathy

Variables β P
Depression a
 Residence
  Rural 0 [Reference]  
  Urban −1.94 (−3.29 - -0.60) 0.00
 History of hypertension
  Y 0 [Reference]  
  N −1.91 (−3.34 - -0.49) 0.01
 Visual acuity
  Moderate or severer VI 0 [Reference] 0.03
  Mild or no VI −0.89 (−1.63 - -0.13)  
  ESCA total score −0.57 (− 0.11 - -0.01) 0.03
Anxiety b
 Self-care skills −0.24 (− 0.43 - -0.06) 0.01
 Diastolic BP 0.09 (−0.17 - -0.02) 0.01
  1. a: variables selected from the following variables: residence, history of hypertension, ESCA, self-concept, health knowledge; b: variables selected from the following variables: residence, DBP, self-care skills; R2 for the depression model: 0.23, P = 0.00; R2 for the anxiety model: 0.12, P = 0.00; β: regression coefficient; BP: blood pressure; HADS: hospital anxiety and depression scale; ESCA: the exercise of self-care agency scale