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Table 5 Summary of stepwise multiple regression analyses for the prediction of SF-36 (PCS and MCS) by the illness beliefs dimensionsa and anxiety and depressive symptomsb

From: Illness beliefs among patients with chronic widespread pain - associations with self-reported health status, anxiety and depressive symptoms and impact of pain

Significant predictors B CI 95% p
Physical Health*
Constant 33.706 22.197–45.215 0.000
Identity −0.833 −1.627 - -0.040 0.040
Personal control 0.663 0.286–1.040 0.001
Consequences −0.487 −0.924 - -0.051 0.029
Mental Health**
Constant 55.867 45.223–66.512 0.000
Consequences −0.619 −1.157 - -0.081 0.025
Depressive symptoms −11.143 −16.280 - -6.005 0.000
Anxiety symptoms −10.366 −15.232 - -5.501 0.000
  1. *ΔR2 = 0.326 **ΔR2 = 0.561
  2. F = 4.368 F = 5.248
  3. p = 0.040* p = 0.025*
  4. n = 78 n = 81
  5. aIPQ-R
  6. bHADS