HRQOL Questionnaire items HRQOL items scores[median (IQR)]
Mean CD4 count (/mm3) OIs during ART Cotrimoxazole prophylaxis
≤ 350 (n=150) > 350 (n=81) p No (n=73) Yes (n=158) p No (n=23) Yes (n=208) p
Global HRQOL score 80.83
(72.85-86.91)
80.06
(73.98-86.76)
0.97 80.52
(72.74-86.84)
81.21
(75.6-87.36)
0.45 77.79
(73.05-83.36)
80.96
(72.95-87.23)
0.22
GHP 60 (50-70) 60
(50-70)
0.68 60
(50-70)
65
(55-70)
0.43 60
(50-70)
55
(45-65)
0.23
PF 100
(91.66-100)
100
(91.66-100)
0.80 100
(91.66-100)
100
(100-100)
0.06 100
(91.66-100)
100
(91.66-100)
0.67
RF 100
(100-100)
100
(100-100)
0.54 100
(100-100)
100
(100-100)
0.24 100
(100-100)
100
(100-100)
0.73
P 77.77
(55.55-100)
77.77
(55.55-100)
0.45 77.77
(55.55-100)
77.77
(55.55-100)
0.85 77.77
(55.55-100)
66.66
(55.55-100)
0.97
SF 100
(100-100)
100
(100-100)
0.07 100
(100-100)
100
(100-100)
0.82 100
(100-100)
100
(100-100)
0.71
MH 68
(60-80)
68 (56-80) 0.49 68
(56-80)
72 (60-80) 0.21 68
(56-80)
68
(52-76)
0.47
EF 85
(70-90)
80
(65-95)
0.93 82.50
(70-90)
90
(75-100)
0.13 75
(55-90)
85
(70-90)
0.09
HD 95
(80-100)
95
(75-100)
0.64 95
(77.5-100)
95
(80-100)
0.97 95
(80-100)
100
(75-100)
0.54
CF 90
(80-100)
90
(75-100)
0.99 90
(77.5-100)
95
(80-100)
0.51 90
(75-100)
85
(80-100)
0.78
QL 75
(50-100)
75
(50-75)
0.98 75
(50-100)
75
(50-75)
0.17 75
(50-100)
75
(50-75)
0.47
HT 75
(50-75)
75
(50-75)
0.95 75
(50-75)
75
(50-75)
0.27 75
(50-75)
50
(50-75)
0.82
p: Mann-Whitney test, IQR: interquartile range; OIs: opportunistic infections; GHP: General Health Perceptions, PF: Physical Functioning, RF: Role Functioning, P: Pain, SF: Social Functioning, MH: Mental Health, EF: Energy/Fatigue, HD: Health Distress, CF: Cognitive Functioning, QL: Quality of Life, HT: Health Transition.
Table 3: HRQOL scores related to mean CD4 count, cotrimoxazole prophylaxis and OIs during ART.