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Table 7 Known-group validity of the WHOQOL-HIV BREF instrument according to CDC clinical categories for HIV infection

From: Assessing the psychometric properties of the French WHOQOL-HIV BREF within the ANRS CO3 Aquitaine Cohort’s QuAliV ancillary study

  N A N B N C F
N = 330 N = 136 N = 117
Overall QoL and Health Mean 95% CI Mean 95% CI Mean 95% CI
General QoLa (N = 586) 333 3.78 3.70 3.86 136 3.57 3.44 3.71 117 3.50 3.35 3.64 7.09**
General Health Perceptiona (N = 586) 333 3.67 3.57 3.76 136 3.36 3.19 3.53 117 3.43 3.25 3.60 6.46**
Domain
I. Physical healtha (N = 574) 326 14.55 14.25 14.86 135 13.61 13.09 14.14 113 13.63 13.06 14.20 7.11**
II. Psychological healtha (N = 569) 324 13.98 13.67 14.28 132 13.21 12.73 13.68 113 13.51 12.99 14.02 3.98*
III. Level of independencea (N = 560) 317 15.18 14.82 15.55 131 13.92 13.26 14.57 112 14.00 13.38 14.62 8.73**
IV. Social relationsa (N = 557) 316 14.12 13.78 14.45 131 13.43 12.89 13.96 110 13.88 13.35 14.41 2.42
V. Environmental healtha (N = 557) 318 14.68 14.42 14.94 130 14.05 13.57 14.52 109 13.86 13.33 14.39 5.62**
VI. Spirituality/religion and personal beliefsa (N = 570) 325 15.30 14.95 15.66 132 14.53 13.95 15.11 113 14.90 14.26 15.55 2.63
  1. ANOVA; * p < 0.01 ** p < 0.001
  2. aCategory A is significantly different than category B based on T-test; No differences detected between B and C categories