Table 3.

Multivariable adjusted ORs and 95% CIs for each of the services needed and health status, by comorbidity index

Comorbidity countAYA HOPEbCharlsonbNCIb
Service needed/health statusaOR (95% CI)OR (95% CI)OR (95% CI)
Nurse come to home
 01.001.001.00
 11.37 (0.53–3.53)1.10 (0.39–3.08)1.65 (0.62–4.35)
 ≥21.20 (0.40–3.57)2.44 (0.63–9.37)c
Support group
 01.001.001.00
 11.06 (0.55–2.03)1.53 (0.82–2.88)1.15 (0.57–2.29)
 ≥21.56 (0.80–3.05)0.86 (0.28–2.61)0.64 (0.12–3.34)
Mental health services
 01.001.001.00
 11.62 (0.93–2.84)2.01 (1.14–3.53) 2.26 (1.24–4.11)
 ≥22.05 (1.10–3.82) 1.53 (0.58–4.00)0.68 (0.16–2.86)
Physical/occupational therapy
 01.001.001.00
 11.08 (0.54–2.17)1.43 (0.72–2.84)1.55 (0.75–3.18)
 ≥21.12 (0.50–2.44)1.21 (0.39–3.79)0.70 (0.13–3.75)
Pain management specialist
 01.001.001.00
 12.56 (1.30–5.04) 2.18 (1.09–4.37) 2.07 (1.00–4.27)
 ≥21.75 (0.78–3.92)1.84 (0.60–5.67)0.48 (0.05–4.08)
Health status
 01.001.001.00
 11.70 (0.87–3.33)2.35 (1.23–4.52) 3.17 (1.61–6.26)
 ≥23.16 (1.58–6.33) 5.59 (2.05–15.2) 8.88 (2.44–32.3)

NOTE: Significant ORs and 95% CI are in bold.

  • aService needed: yes versus no; health status: fair/poor versus good/very good/excellent.

  • bModels are adjusted for both clinical factors (i.e., cancer type, health status, treatment) and demographic factors (i.e., age, sex, and race/ethnicity).

  • cNot able to get statistics because of small number of cases.