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Table 2 Change in QOL score after 12 months of ART, by QOL domains and intervention versus control group

From: Peer support and improved quality of life among persons living with HIV on antiretroviral treatment: A randomised controlled trial from north-eastern Vietnam

Clinical stage QOL by domain Control group Intervention group
   At baseline Mean (SD) After 12 months Mean (SD) P-value* At baseline
Mean (SD)
After
12 months Mean (SD)
P-value*
Clinical
1 & 2
Physical 12.87 (2.82) 13.57 (1.65) 0.087 13.45 (2.43) 13.87 (2.04) 0.274
  Psychological 12.53 (2.71) 13.05 (1.69) 0.123 13.19 (2.13) 12.93 (1.9) 0.425
  Level of Independence 11.93 (2.34) 12.67 (1.72) 0.061 12.46 (1.68) 13.18 (1.93) 0.033
  Social Relationships 12.72 (2.44) 12,31 (1.63) 0.166 12.79 (2.18) 12.36 (1.68) 0.206
  Environment 12.44 (2.56) 12.24 (2.04) 0.590 13.29 (2.31) 12.19 (1.85) 0.001
  Spirituality/Personal Beliefs 13.11 (3.34) 13.89 (2.89) 0.272 13.18 (3.61) 13 (3.06) 0.654
  Overall QOL Scores 75.61 (12.65) 77.74 (7.77) 0.337 78.35 (10.62) 77.53 (9.05) 0.533
Clinical 3 & 4 Physical 12.76 (2.21) 13.04 (2.08) 0.419 12.51 (2.56) 14.16 (1.90) < 0.001
  Psychological 13.0 (1.83) 12.26 (2.11) 0.051 12.69 (2.52) 12.70 (1.89) 0.970
  Level of Independence 11.71 (1.76) 12.47 (2.10) 0.010 11.52 (2.05) 13.29 (2.09) < 0.001
  Social Relationships 12.44 (1.92) 12.1 (1.76) 0.491 12.98 (2.45) 12.37 (1.29) 0.073
  Environment 12.44 (1.93) 11.91 (1.79) 0.107 12.66 (2.31) 12.4 (2.12) 0.412
  Spirituality/Personal Beliefs 14.47 (3.17) 13.36 (2.92) 0.107 13.03 (2.85) 13.78 (2.47) 0.14
  Overall QOL Scores 76.82 (8.26) 75.36 (9.6) 0.438 75.39 (10.38) 78.69 (8.47) 0.023
  1. *: T-test for mean comparison of related samples.
  2. Overall QOL score ranged from 24–120.