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06 December 2022: Original Paper

Changes in Physical Activity Due to Fear of COVID-19 and Its Impact on Depression Among Post-Liver Transplant Patients in Japan: A Longitudinal Survey Study

Satomi Tanaka 1ABCDEFG* , Kimie Fujita 1ACDF , Kanako Yakushiji 1F , Noboru Harada 2F , Tomoharu Yoshizumi 2ADF

DOI: 10.12659/AOT.938239

Ann Transplant 2022; 27:e938239

Table 4 Results of multiple logistic regression analysis for the association between physical activity, depression, and fear of COVID-19.

VariablesPhysical activityn=83
OR95% CIp-value
Age (10-year increments).681.3761.235.206
“I am afraid that my immunosuppressant and steroid could worsen an infection with COVID-19”1.554.9242.614.097
“I am afraid of becoming infected while shopping”1.9171.0593.468.032
Logistic regression using the forced-entry method was rated on a 5-point Likert scale: 1=disagree, 2=somewhat disagree, 3=neutral, 4=somewhat agree, 5=agree. Dependent variable: Physical activity (0=active, 1=inactive). Independent variables: sex (0=male, 1=female), BMI (0 –

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Annals of Transplantation eISSN: 2329-0358
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