Table 3

Psychosocial predictors of type of FGID syndrome: logistic regression models

FGID Sex Psychological dimensions Life stressor
Ulcer-like dyspepsiaMale Trait anger reactivity
Model Χ2 = 11; VE = 6%
Dysmotility-like dyspepsiaFemale DepressionChronic goal frustration
Model Χ2 = 13; VE = 5%Model Χ2 = 5; VE = 2%
Reflux-like dyspepsiaState anxietyChronic goal frustration
Mature coping style
Trait anger temperament
Model Χ2 = 24; VE = 10%Model Χ2 = 10; VE = 4%
Irritable bowel syndromeHypochondriasis
Anger control
Model Χ2 = 12; VE = 7%
Functional constipationAnger held in infrequently
Anger controlled infrequently
Model Χ2 = 18; VE = 16%
  • Each predictor variable (sex, psychological and life stressor) was significant at p < 0.05 in the final model.

  • VE, variance explained.