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Table 4 Comparison of the categories which reported difficulty in the components of “Activities and participation” 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
d220 Undertaking multiple tasks 26.4 0 <0.001
d240 Handling stress and other psychological demands 10.3 1.6 0.046
d430 Lifting and carrying objects 54.0 33.9 0.015 1.91 0.93–3.93 0.077 2.35 0.82–6.78 0.114
d440 Fine hand use 29.9 33.9 0.606 1.08 0.51–2.09 0.846 5.42 1.61–18.30 0.006
d450 Walking 9.2 27.4 0.003 0.27 0.11–0.66 0.004 0.64 0.18–2.19 0.473
d465 Moving around using equipment 10.3 16.1 0.297 0.57 0.21–1.52 0.261 1.60 0.37–6.87 0.530
d470 Using transportation 20.7 30.6 0.166 0.41 0.19–0.89 0.024 0.74 0.23–2.43 0.619
d475 Driving 31.0 30.6 0.960 0.77 0.37–1.62 0.490 1.21 0.41–3.62 0.728
d510 Washing oneself 10.3 21.0 0.072 0.48 0.19–1.20 0.114 1.06 0.36–3.78 0.931
d520 Caring for body parts 10.3 14.5 0.441 0.67 0.24–1.85 0.435 1.08 0.26–4.42 0.918
d550 Eating 5.7 9.7 0.366 0.77 0.21–2.76 0.683 1.18 0.22–6.53 0.847
d570 Looking after one’s health 32.2 24.2 0.289 2.99 1.22–7.37 0.017 4.05 1.24–6.26 0.021
d630 Preparing meals 8.0 14.5 0.209 0.30 0.10–0.86 0.026 1.00 0.18–5.65 0.996
d640 Doing housework 17.2 21.0 0.566 0.43 0.19–1.01 0.052 0.31 0.06–1.50 0.144
d660 Assisting others 4.6 3.2 1.000 0.89 0.16–5/04 0.894
d845 Acquiring, keeping and terminating a job 100.0 0 <0.001
d850 Remunerative employment 89.7 8.1 <0.001
d9201 Sports 33.3 16.1 0.019 5.40 1.79–16.30 0.003 3.71 0.54–14.66 0.062
d9204 Hobbies 43.7 38.7 0.144 1.02 0.50–2.06 0.960 2.53 0.88–7.28 0.085
d9205 Socializing 40.2 19.4 0.007 2.90 1.23–6.84 0.015 5.86 1.63–21.06 0.007
  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