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Table 2 Gender difference in mean score of HRQOL domains of PLWHA on ART in public health institutions, western Ethiopia, 2017

From: Gender difference in health related quality of life and associated factors among people living with HIV/AIDS attending anti-retroviral therapy at public health facilities, western Ethiopia: comparative cross sectional study

HRQOL Domains Mean ± SD Mean ± SD t-value P-value
Male (= 251) Female (= 254)
Overall HRQOL 3.5(1.1) 3.0(1.0) 4.4 0.001
General health perception 4.2(1.2) 3.5(1.2) 6.7 0.001
Physical 15.3(3.2) 13.9(2.6) 5.9 0.001
Psychological 14.1(4.0) 12.6(3.0) 6.2 0.001
Level of independence 13.7(3.3) 12.1(2.5) 5.4 0.001
Social relationships 12.0(2.8) 11.9(2.5) 1.0 0.322
Environment 11.4(3.4) 10.4(2.6) 3.9 0.001
Spiritual/personal belief 15.7(3.2) 15.5(3.0) 1.5 0.132
  1. Displayed the gender difference in mean score of health related quality of life domains of PLHIV on ART in public health institutions, western Ethiopia. The result showed that average scores of females for all the six domains and two general questions were lower than the males score on the 4–20 scales. There was significant difference in quality of life between males and females for all domains and two general questions except the Social relationships and spiritual/personal belief domains (p-value < 0.006)