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Table 6 Clinical and psychological predictive factors of QoL in multivariable regression model (Female patients)

From: Gender differences in quality of life in adults with long-standing type 1 diabetes mellitus

  Beta coefficient Standard error t p value R2 adjusted
Trait anxiety (STAI-T score) − 0.415 0.130 − 3.207 < 0.005 0.544
Fear of hypoglycemia (FH-15 score) − 0.540 0.113 − 4.797 < 0.001
Depression (Beck score) − 0.484 0.195 − 2.483 < 0.05
Glycemic instability* − 0.295 0.136 − 2.163 < 0.05
  1. *Glycemic instability is defined as number of episodes of severe hypoglycaemia, mild hypoglycemia (≤ 70 mg/dl) and hyperglycemic excursions (≥ 250 mg/dl) in 15 days prior to evaluation