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Table 2 Comparison of the categories which reported difficulty in the components of “Body functions” according to employment status (n = 149)

From: Factors associated with employment in patients undergoing hemodialysis: a mixed methods study

ICF category Difficulty in current and/or previous workplaces Logistic regression analysis
Experienced (%) Not experienced (%) Univariate Multivariatea
n = 87 n = 62 P* OR 95% CI P OR 95% CI P
b110 Consciousness functions 31.0 29.0 0.793 0.74 0.35–1.55 0.416 1.13 0.38–3.39 0.824
b1300 Energy level 50.6 45.2 0.515 1.71 0.85–3.48 0.135 3.78 1.30–11.04 0.015
b1302 Appetite 31.0 27.4 0.633 0.81 0.38–1.72 0.582 0.59 0.18–1.93 0.382
b134 Sleep functions 59.8 56.5 0.685 0.86 0.42–1.75 0.682 1.27 0.45–3.62 0.652
b140 Attention functions 37.9 25.8 0.120 2.61 1.14–5.98 0.023 5.35 1.61–17.73 0.006
b152 Emotional functions 32.2 16.1 0.027 1.95 0.82–4.67 0.133 0.51 0.12–2.14 0.353
b210 Seeing functions 63.2 83.9 0.006 0.35 0.14–0.86 0.022
b240 Sensations associated with hearing and vestibular function 46.0 40.3 0.493 0.89 0.44–1.79 0.739 1.04 0.36–3.00 0.937
b250 Taste function 26.4 22.6 0.591 1.28 0.56–2.92 0.560 0.83 0.26–2.66 0.750
b260 Proprioceptive function 23.0 66.1 <0.001 0.30 0.15–0.62 0.001 0.70 0.25–1.99 0.507
b265 Touch function 13.8 24.2 0.104 0.48 0.21–1.14 0.096
b270 Sensory functions related to temperature and other stimuli 19.5 4.8 0.013 10.18 1.32–78.53 0.026 38.62 2.30–648.65 0.011
b280 Sensory of pain 51.7 38.7 0.116 1.34 0.66–2.71 0.414 0.75 0.26–2.14 0.584
b410 Heart functions 54.0 50.0 0.629 1.48 0.73–2.97 0.275 2.56 0.87–7.52 0.087
b415 Blood vessel functions 23.0 48.4 0.001 0.36 0.17–0.73 0.005
b420 Blood pressure functions 82.8 87.1 0.470 1.24 0.48–3.16 0659 3.00 0.48–18.67 0.238
b430 Hematological system functions 37.9 16.1 0.004 2.45 1.03–5.80 0.043
b440 Respiration functions 34.5 29.0 0.483 0.97 0.46–2.05 0.945 1.35 0.45–4.05 0.597
b4550 General physical endurance 69.0 22.6 <0.001 5.01 2.29–10.99 <0.001 1.97 0.62–6.25 0.251
b4551 Aerobic capacity 62.1 22.6 <0.001 3.94 1.81–8.61 0.001 2.26 0.68–7.10 0.188
b4552 Fatigability 74.7 43.5 <0.001 3.46 1.68–7.14 0.001 2.75 0.95–7.93 0.062
b515 Digestive functions 14.9 21.0 0.399 0.81 0.33–1.99 0.650 0.83 0.22–3.16 0.786
b525 Defecation functions 66.9 72.6 0.139 0.42 0.19–0.94 0.034 0.77 0.25–2.40 0.656
b530 Weight maintenance functions 25.3 14.5 0.110 3.73 1.22–11.38 0.021 1.33 0.30–5.92 0.712
b535 Sensations associated with the digestive system 37.9 35.5 0.760 0.87 0.43–1.78 0.708 0.82 0.29–2.30 0.701
b545 Water, mineral and electrolyte balance functions 17.2 17.7 0.937 2.85 0.92–8.82 0.069 1.13 0.25–5.08 0.869
b555 Endocrine gland functions 32.2 0 <0.001
b610 Urinary excretory functions 86.2 38.7 <0.001 4.94 4.34–10.44 <0.001 1.06 0.34–3.34 0.922
b620 Urination functions 60.9 38.7 0.007 1.83 0.91–3.70 0.092 1.12 0.39–3.25 0.832
b640 Sexual functions 31.0 6.5 <0.001 18.49 2.44–140.34 0.005 0.16 0.02–1.49 0.107
b670 Sensations associated with genital and reproductive functions 0 0 NA
b710 Mobility of joint functions 55.2 61.3 0.456 0.83 0.41–1.68 0.603 1.06 0.37–3.03 0.908
b730 Muscle power functions 8.0 0 0.042
b735 Muscle tone functions 0 0 NA
b780 Sensations related to muscles and movement functions 75.9 69.4 0.377 1.76 0.82–3.75 0.146 1.82 0.57–5.82 0.316
b810 Protective functions of the skin 72.4 54.8 0.027 1.49 0.73–3.06 0.274 1.11 0.40–3.09 0.839
b820 Repair functions of the skin 43.7 43.5 0997 1.31 0.64–2.65 0.460 1.24 0.44–3.50 0.685
b840 Sensation related to the skin 70.1 77.4 0.321 0.57 0.24–1.31 0.183 0.81 0.26–2.53 0.711
b850 Functions of hair 46.0 19.4 0.001 2.95 1.29–6.74 0.010 1.76 0.58–5.37 0.319
  1. OR odds ratio, ICF International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, CI confidence interval
  2. *Chi-square test
  3. aAdjusting for age, hemodialysis vintage, presence of diabetic nephropathy, retinopathy and neuropathy, cerebral vascular disorder, anemia, and employment status