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Table 2 Comparison of differences regarding evaluation of individual quality of life domains of patients and family caregivers in intervention and control samples during first and second measurements

From: The effect of neuropalliative care on quality of life and satisfaction with quality of care in patients with progressive neurological disease and their family caregivers: an interventional control study

  Time I Time II
Interven. N = 98 Control N = 53 Diff. x̄ p* Interven. N = 98 Control N = 53 Diff. x̄ p*
Patients with PND x̄ (s) x̄ (s)    x̄ (s) x̄ (s)   
Symptoms burden 41.2 (16.2) 43.4 (16.2) 2.2 0.287 35.8 (15.7) 46.3 (18.3) 10.5 < 0.001
Activities of daily living 52.6 (21.9) 52.2 (21.9) −0.4 0.925 50.0 (19.9) 51.7 (23.1) 1.7 0.539
Emotional functioning 40.9 (19.4) 43.3 (16.7) 2.4 0.282 33.9 (19.2) 43.9 (17.7) 10.0 < 0.001
Social functioning 47.1 (17.1) 47.8 (16.8) 0.7 0.874 43.5 (14.7) 50.1 (17.3) 6.6 0.046
Spiritual (nonreligious) 50.2 (18.1) 51.8 (19.0) 1.6 0.873 46.6 (19.1) 53.7 (19.2) 7.1 0.050
Spiritual (religious) 42.2 (15.6) 43.2 (13.9) 1.0 0.905 42.8 (14.6) 45.3 (15.1) 2.5 0.264
Global QoL 4.5 (1.6) 4.4 (1.6) −0.1 0.834 5.3 (1.7) 4.6 (1.9) − 0.7 0.023
Global health 4.2 (1.5) 4.5 (1.7) 0.3 0.351 4.9 (1.5) 4.7 (1.8) −0.2 0.410
Family caregivers N = 93 N = 47    N = 93 N = 47   
Symptoms burden 8.8 (7.7) 9.4 (5.7) 0.6 0.129 6.1 (6.8) 9.4 (6.4) 3.3 < 0.001
Activities of daily living 34.5 (25.6) 27.1 (24.3) −7.4 0.106 25.1 (22.4) 23.2 (21.6) −1.9 0.616
Emotional functioning 31.6 (24.3) 33.6 (18.3) 2.0 0.294 25.5 (21.8) 33.7 (20.2) 8.2 0.016
Social functioning 45.6 (19.6) 40.5 (14.7) −5.1 0.061 40.8 (17.7) 41.7 (18.5) 0.9 0.696
Spiritual (nonreligious) 30.6 (20.7) 30.8 (17.6) 0.2 0.806 26.2 (20.4) 32.4 (17.5) 6.2 0.042
Spiritual (religious) 38.7 (19.1) 40.7 (15.5) 2.0 0.996 40.0 (18.1) 40.4 (17.0) 0.4 0.969
Global QoL 6.7 (2.3) 6.2 (2.2) −0.5 0.107 7.3 (2.0) 6.3 (1.9) −1.0 0.001
Global health 6.9 (2.3) 6.2 (2.2) −0.7 0.063 7.4 (2.1) 6.3 (1.9) −1.1 0.002
  1. *Mann-Whitney U test
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