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Table 3 The results obtained from logistic regression indicating factors predicting sexual dysfunction at post treatment in breast cancer patients (n = 216)

From: Sexual function in breast cancer patients: a prospective study from Iran

  OR (95% CI)* P OR (95% CI)** P
Age 0.96 (0.94-0.99) 0.05 0.95 (0.93-0.98) 0.04
Education     
Illiterate 1.0 (ref.)   1.0 (ref.)  
Primary 1.61 (0.56-4.61) 0.36 1.32 (0.36-4.80) 0.66
Secondary/higher 1.47 (0.49-4.40) 0.48 1.28 (0.32-5.01) 0.72
Employment     
Housewife 1.0 (ref.)   1.0 (ref.)  
Employed 1.03 (0.36-2.91) 0.94 1.55 (0.38-6.27) 0.53
Surgery     
Conservative 1.0 (ref.)   1.0 (ref.)  
Mastectomy 1.30 (0.55-3.05) 0.54 1.07 (0.36-3.22) 0.89
Chemotherapy     
No 1.0 (ref.   1.0 (ref.)  
Yes 1.88 (1.10-6.24) 0.03 1.34 (0.25-7.31) 0.73
Radiotherapy     
No 1.0 (ref.)   1.0 (ref.)  
Yes 1.88 (0.73-4.84) 0.18 2.30 (0.57-9.31) 0.24
Endocrine therapy     
No 1.0 (ref.)   1.0 (ref.)  
Yes 3.36 (1.57-7.22) 0.002 3.34 (1.38-8.06) 0.007
Pre-treatment sexual dysfunction     
No 1.0 (ref.)   1.0 (ref.)  
Yes 11.1 (3.78-33.1) < 0.0001 12.3 (3.93-39.0) < 0.0001
Time interval between pre-and post-treatment evaluations (months) - - 1.10 (0.33-3.63) 0.21
  1. * Obtained from univariate logistic regression analysis
  2. ** Obtained from multiple logistic regression analysis (adjusted odds ratio)