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Table 3 Summary of the MOS HIV subscales of 1274 study participants used to construct the PHS and MHS at baseline, month three and month six at the Mulago HIV clinic, 2013

From: Relationship between CD4 count and quality of life over time among HIV patients in Uganda: a cohort study

Subscale Range of raw scores Transformed mean score (SD) at baseline Transformed mean score (SD) at Month 3 Transformed mean score (SD) at Month 6
General Health 5–25 53.4 (13.3) 52.7 (11.8) 53.2 (11.5)
Physical Health 6–18 86.3 (16.8) 89.7 (15.9) 90.3 (15.3)
Role Function 2–4 67.1 (37.5) 72.9 (32.7) 74.0 (31.6)
Social Function 1–6 93.0 (18.8) 96.0 (13.5) 96.1 (13.1)
Cognitive Function 4–24 81.3 (16.9) 86.3 (14.6) 87.2 (14.6)
Pain 2–11 26.5 (23.7) 21.2 (18.6) 20.4 (17.9)
Mental Health 5–30 55.5 (7.9) 54.7 (6.4) 54.3 (6.6)
Vitality 4–24 49.5 (8.2) 48.2 (6.4) 48.2 (6.4)
Health Distress 4–24 86.0 (22.1) 93.1 (15.7) 93.6 (15.6)
Quality of life 1–5 47.4 (26.3) 42.6 (24.1) 40.2 (24.5)
Health Transition 1–5 47.4 (26.3) 42.6 (24.1) 40.2 (24.5)
  1. Abbreviation: SD, standard deviation
  2. Baseline visit there were 1274 patients, month three 1217 and month six 1159 patients and data was collected from April 2012 to December 2013