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Table 3 The Swedish Health-Related Quality of Life Questionnaire (SWED-QUAL) results before and after 2 years of protease inhibitor based antiretroviral therapy (pre PI-ART and follow-up respectively). The higher the score the better the health-related quality of life (n = 54)

From: The two-year impact of first generation protease inhibitor based antiretroviral therapy (PI-ART) on health-related quality of life

  Score  
  Pre PI-ART Median (IQR) Follow-up Median (IQR) P -value a
Physical HRQL composite score (PCS) 79.3 (64.5–92.5) 77.2 (58.4–92.9) NS
Emotional HRQL composite score (ECS) 71.2 (47.1–86.9) 63.6 (41.0–77.3) <0.01
Physical functioning 95.2 (81.0–95.2) 95.2 (84.5–100) NS
Mobility 100 (66.7–100) 100 (66.7–100) NS
Satisfaction with physical ability 66.7 (33.3–83.3) 66.7 (33.3–100) NS
Pain 100 (53.8–100) 100 (84.7–100) NS
Role limitations due to physical health 66.7 (55.6–100) 88.9 (50.0–100) NS
Sexual functioning 75.0 (41.7–91.7) 58.3 (41.7–91.7) NS
Role limitations due to emotional health 88.9 (66.7–100) 77.8 (50.0–100) <0.05
Emotional well-being, positive affect 72.9 (47.9–83.3) 62.5 (37.5–83.3) NS
Emotional well-being, negative affect 62.5 (37.5–94.8) 50.0 (25.0–75.0) <0.01
Sleep problems 67.9 (39.3–87.5) 57.1 (36.6–75.0) NS
Satisfaction with family life 72.9 (49.5–90.6) 72.9 (55.7–85.4) NS
Relation to partner 87.5 (75.0–100) 79.2 (52.1–95.8) NS
General health perception 55.6 (36.1–75.0) 63.9 (38.9–80.6) NS
  1. aWilcoxon signed ranks test, change from pre PI-ART to follow-up; NSNon significant; IQRInterquartile range; HRQLHealth-related quality of life