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Table 4 Summary of multiple linear regression predicting the quality of life and its subscales

From: Association between work-related musculoskeletal symptoms and quality of life among dental students: a cross-sectional study

  QoL General Health QoL Physical Health QoL Psychological QoL Social Relationship QoL Environment
B β p-value B β p-value B β p-value B β p-value B β p-value
Constant 90.968   0.001 90.376   < 0.001 92.805   < 0.001 79.829   0.001 81.853   < 0.001
Age −1.253 −0.123 0.223 −0.821 −0.108 0.302 − 0.845 − 0.108 0.296 − 0.508 − 0.060 0.572 − 0.902 − 0.142 0.178
Gender (reference: Male) 0.704 0.019 0.865 1.834 0.065 0.568 −4.411 −0.152 0.178 2.267 0.071 0.539 −0.025 −0.001 0.993
BMI (reference: Normal)
Underweight −5.073 −0.100 0.511 −4.290 −0.114 0.473 2.602 0.067 0.668 0.736 0.018 0.914 2.260 0.072 0.652
Overweight 7.491 −0.106 0.370 12.182 −0.232 0.062 5.371 −0.099 0.414 0.734 −0.012 0.921 −1.739 0.039 0.749
Mother’s educational status (reference: Primary school)
High school −5.814 −0.125 0.288 −1.708 −0.050 0.686 −4.518 −0.127 0.294 −5.528 −0.142 0.275 −4.306 −0.149 0.228
University −6.834 −0.164 0.291 1.935 0.063 0.698 1.559 0.049 0.759 1.533 0.044 0.786 1.963 0.076 0.640
Father’s educational status (reference: Primary school)
High school −9.450 −0.176 0.106 4.041 0.102 0.370 8.241 0.201 0.074 0.105 0.002 0.984 1.763 0.053 0.641
University 22.772 0.456 0.001 1.843 0.050 0.712 −0.669 −0.017 0.895 4.723 0.114 0.405 9.528 0.307 0.025
Presence of a diagnosed musculoskeletal disorder     −10.024 −0.253 0.017          
Using medicine due to any musculoskeletal symptom −8.546 −0.219 0.038     8.719 0.292 0.008       
Regular physical sports acitivity     6.426 0.249 0.017          
Pain occurrence in the trunk −12.533 −0.283 0.026 −8.635 −0.264 0.047 −10.202 −0.302 0.021 −17.273 −0.471 0.001 −8.102 −0.295 0.027
R2 0.298    0.402    0.427    0.349    0.244   
F 2.380   0.007 3.622   0.005 5.957   0.001 6.639   0.002 6.229   0.014
  1. QoL Quality of Life, BMI Body-Mass Index, B unstandardized regression coefficient, β standardized regression coefficient. Bold values mean statistically significant (p < 0.05)