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Table 4 MVQOLI scores overall and comparison by diagnosis (Mann-Whitney U test)

From: Quality of life among patients receiving palliative care in South Africa and Uganda: a multi-centred study

MVQOLI score Overall mean (SD) (N = 285) Cancer mean (SD) (N = 50) HIV mean (SD) (N = 115) P Z
Global QOL 2.81 (1.04) 2.94 (0.98) 2.90 (0.95) 0.78 -0.279
Symptom subscale 5.38 (7.32) 7.68 (7.73) 5.88 (8.49) 0.49 -0.694
Function subscale 0.21 (11.62) 1.04 (10.68) -1.10 (11.71) 0.96 -0.051
Interpersonal subscale 9.53 (12.78)a 14.52 (11.15) 11.18 (11.91) a 0.07 -1.846
Well being subscale 2.59 (12.12) 3.95 (12.17) -1.75 (12.69) 0.005* -2.778
Transcendent subscale 5.50 (12.03) c 8.79 (13.37) b 5.57 (11.23) d 0.007* -2.693
Total score 17.32 (3.70) e 18.44 (3.64) b 16.94 (3.61) c 0.01* -2.564
  1. * Significant at p < 0.05
  2. a Missing n = 2
  3. b Missing n = 1
  4. c Missing n = 8
  5. d Missing = 7
  6. e Missing n = 9