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Table 4 Changing of Overall QOL Scores after 12 months of ART and influencing factors by Univariate analysis

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

Factors Patients at Clinical stage 1 & 2 Patients at Clinical stage 3 & 4
   Mean of difference P value* Mean of difference P value*
Sex Male −1.1149 0.078 0.2227 0.114
  Female 2.8786   3.8161  
Age >35 −1.3867 0.314 2.1975 0.495
  = < 35 1.1114   0.6329  
Occupation Unemployed 3.3500 0.24 1.4333 0.891
  Employed −0.1549   1.1775  
Education Secondary or less 1.7457 0.3080 −1.0789 0.046
  High school or higher −0.5413   3.2161  
Having children Yes 2.5875 0.033 1.2738 0.913
  No −2.1327   1.0379  
Income/month ≥30USD 3.2469 0.086 1.2500 0.958
  <30USD −0.9197   1.1220  
Other PLHIV in the family Yes 1.2143 0.520 3.1725 0.184
  No −0.2217   0.1392  
Someone in family died of AIDS Yes 0.7192 0.882 7.4926 0.001
  No 0.3313   0.7000  
Own a house Yes 3.6938 0.069 3.2419 0.253
  No −0.6671   0.4126  
Social support High 0.3203 0.919 2.3629 0.245
  Low 0.5464   −0.1509  
Hepatitis C and/or B Yes −5.9522 0.002 −2.3833 0.034
  No 2.3880   2.6185  
Alcohol use Yes −1.0579 0.295 0.7488 0.786
  No 1.5386   1.3727  
History IDU Yes −0.6667 0.356 0.0873 0.358
  No 1.3828   2.0797  
Current IDU Yes 1.8875 0.711 −1.400 0.499
  No 0.3079   1.3682  
Intervention Yes −0.8196 0.248 3.2984 0.034
  No 1.7377   −1.2482  
  1. *: T-test for mean comparison of independent samples.