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Table 4 Analysis of covariance for the impact of psychological stress, demographic and social factors on domains of quality of life among patients with hypertension

From: The association of psychological stress and health related quality of life among patients with stroke and hypertension in Gaza Strip

Domains of QOL Physical Psychological Social Environmental Global
Factors F-value (df) p F-value (df) p F-value (df) p F-value (df) p F-value (df) p
Stress 9.3 (1) 0.00 5.2 (1) 0.02 7.9 (1) 0.005 5.4 (1) 0.02 4.6 (1) 0.03
Age 0.09 (1) 0.77 0.04 (1) 0.83 0.5 (1) 0.48 0.24 (1) 0.63 0.1 (1) 0.75
Gender 2.6 (1) 0.11 16.1 (1) 0.00 9.4 (1) 0.002 5.02 (1) 0.03 4.02 (1) 0.04
Education 4.5 (5) 0.00 2.9 (5) 0.02 2.9 (5) 0.01 3.5 (5) 0.00 0.93 (5) 0.47
Income 5.7 (3) 0.00 5.1 (3) 0.00 1.7 (3) 0.16 9.1 (3) 0.00 3.5 (3) 0.02
  1. F-value = value of covariance analysis; df = degree of freedom; p = level of significance