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Table 5 Multiple regression analysis including other known predictors of PFPS as measured on the FACT-HN, demonstrating severity of PDS as a predictor of PFPS

From: Depression as a predictor of postoperative functional performance status (PFPS) and treatment adherence in head and neck cancer patients: a prospective study

Variable P-value
Age 0.37
Gender 0.38
Social Supports 0.77
Advanced Stage 0.76
Charlson Comorbidity Index 0.73
Moderate-Severe Preoperative Depressive Symptoms (PDS) 0.03*
  1. *denotes statistical significance