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Table 3 Correlates of low comorbidity medication adherence for patients with metastatic breast, lung or colorectal cancer

From: The relationship between comorbidity medication adherence and health related quality of life among patients with cancer

  Odds Ratio 95% Confidence Interval P value
High comorbidity index 0.679 0.489 0.942 0.021
Frequent mental unhealthy days 1.857 1.341 2.572 < 0.001
Patient-reported fatigue 1.495 1.012 2.20 0.041
Patient-reported diarrhea/constipation 1.455 1.070 1.978 0.003
Patient-reported shortness of breath 1.399 1.015 1.930 0.005
  1. A step-wise logistic regression with P = 0.05 entry criteria and P = 0.05 to remain in the model was used to evaluate factors associated with low comorbidity medication adherence among patients with metastatic breast, colorectal and lung cancer
  2. Other variables considered in the model include cancer type, age, sex, anxiety, cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, depression, endocrine disease, gastrointestinal disease, hematologic disease, osteoarthritis, pulmonary disease, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, Medicare or commercial insurance, low income subsidy, frequent physical unhealthy days, patient-reported pain, patient-reported fatigue and patient-reported nausea/vomiting