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Table 1 Frequency distribution of demographic and clinical characteristics of patients in the control and experimental group

From: Effects of psycho-educational intervention on health-related quality of life (QOL) of patients with chronic liver disease referring to Shiraz University of Medical Sciences

  Experimental Control  
Items n % n % P
Gender
   Male 42 76.4 41 74.5 > 0.05
   Female 13 23.6 14 25.5  
Marital Status
   Married 41 74.5 37 67.3 > 0.05
   Single 14 25.5 16 29.1  
Education Level
   illiterate 4 7.3 6 10.9 = 0.29
   Primary school 10 18.2 17 30.9  
   Secondary school 15 27.3 15 27.3  
   Diploma and higher 26 47.2 17 31  
Etiologic factor
   Hepatitis C 23 41.8 20 36.4 = 0.99
   Hepatitis B 30 54.5 32 58.2  
   Other cause 2 3.6 3 5.4  
Duration of disease
6 month to one year 14 25.5 14 25.5 = 1.0
More than 1 to 2 year 13 23.6 13 23.5  
More than 2 year 28 50.9 28 50.9  
No of Admission
   Once 5 9.1 2 3.6 = 0.32
   Twice 2 3.6 2 3.6  
   Triple and more 2 3.6 -- --  
   No admission 46 83.6 51 92.7  
Total 55 100 55 100