Table 2

Multilevel analysis results of the social support scores

ParameterCoefficient (SE)
SSRS scoresObjective supportSubjective supportSupport utilisation
Fixed effect
 Intercept34.15 (2.34)*** 8.03 (0.82)*** 19.42 (1.51)*** 6.90 (0.78)***
 Group2.35 (0.95)* 0.56 (0.34)2.00 (0.60)*** −0.31 (0.30)
 Gender0.68 (0.72)−0.26 (0.25)1.15 (0.46)* −0.22 (0.24)
 Age−0.34 (0.38)−0.13 (0.13)−0.15 (0.24)−0.05 (0.12)
 Treatment0.38 (0.92)−0.57 (0.32)1.02 (0.59)−0.08 (0.30)
 Management0.23 (0.77)0.26 (0.27)−0.13 (0.50)0.10 (0.26)
 Education0.57 (0.40)0.26 (0.14)0.31 (0.26)−0.02 (0.13)
 Occupation0.03 (0.40)0.02 (0.14)−0.05 (0.25)0.05 (0.13)
 TB knowledge0.57 (0.78)0.04 (0.27)0.09 (0.51)0.41 (0.26)
 Comorbidity1.62 (0.73)* 0.39 (0.26)1.12 (0.47)* 0.15 (0.24)
 Time0.24 (0.13)0.04 (0.04)0.16 (0.08)0.01 (0.03)
 Group*time0.61 (0.23)** 0.15 (0.07)* 0.32 (0.14)* 0.16 (0.06)*
Random effects
 Level 2 (between individuals)
  τ0016.44 (4.16)*** 2.14 (0.52)*** 5.94 (1.64)*** 2.02 (0.40)***
  τ10−1.32 (0.85)−0.12 (0.09)−0.31 (0.33)−0.11 (0.07)
  τ110.48 (0.26)* 0.02 (0.02)0.16 (0.10)0.05 (0.02)*
 Level 1 (within individuals)
  σε 2 36.24 (2.67)*** 4.45 (0.32)*** 15.20 (1.12)*** 2.82 (0.20)***
 2log*likelihood4896.43361.34263.43131.6
  • *P<0.05, **P<0.01, ***P<0.001.

  • τ00, random intercept variance; τ10, covariance of random intercept and random slope; τ11, random slope variance of time variable; σε 2, residual variance within individuals; SSRS, Social Support Rating Scale; TB, tuberculosis.