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Table 1 Multiple regression result of age, gender, disability, co-morbidity, severity of acute illness and presence of low muscle mass on AMT, GDS and SF-36 on admission

From: Associations between low muscle mass, blood-borne nutritional status and mental health in older patients

 Abbreviated mental test score (AMT) Geriatric Depression Score (GDS) Quality of life Scores (SF-36) 
Standardized Regression coefficient (95% C.I)P valueStandardized Regression coefficient (95% C.I)P valueStandardized Regression coefficient (95% C.I)P value
Age (years)−.12 (−.03 to −.003)0.021*−.01 (−.06 to .055)0.880.001 (−.36 to .37)0.987
Gender−.07 (−.30 to .05)0.158.001 (−.73 to .73)0.992−.027 (−5.6 to 3.3)0.619
Barthel score.12 (−.003 to .043)0.025*−.15 (−.20 to −.033)0.006*.12 (.03 to 1.04)0.039*
Chronic illnesses.002 (−.06 to .06)0.962.06 (−.11 to .40)0.255−.16 (−3.7 to −.74)0.004*
CRP (mg/L) +.11 (.00 to .003)0.033*−.18 (−.014 to −.004)0.001*.096 (−.004 to .061)0.081
Low muscle mass (yes/no).12 (.05 to .60)0.021*−0.07(−.19 to .44)0.224.05 (−3.9 to 9.93)0.387
  1. * P value < 0.05 + CRP = C-reactive protein (measure of inflammation)