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Table 3 Comparison of differences regarding evaluation of QoL domains by 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

PNQOL Interventional Control
Time I x̄ (s) Time II x̄ (s) Diff, x̄ p* Time I x̄ (s) Time II x̄ (s) Diff. x̄ P*
PATIENTS WITH PND
 Symptoms burden 41.2 (16.2) 35.8 (15.7) −5.4 < 0.001 43.4 (16.2) 46.3 (18.3) 2.9 0.125
 Activities of daily living 52.6 (21.9) 50.0 (19.9) −2.6 0.021 52.2 (21.9) 51.7 (23.1) −0.6 0.837
 Emotional functioning 40.9 (19.4) 33.9 (19.2) −7.0 < 0.001 43.3 (16.7) 43.9 (17.7) 0.6 0.747
 Social functioning 47.1 (17.1) 43.5 (14.7) −3.6 < 0.001 47.8 (16.8) 50.1 (17.3) 2.3 0.159
 Spiritual (nonreligious) 50.2 (18.1) 46.6 (19.1) −3.6 0.001 51.8 (19.0) 53.7 (19.2) 1.9 0.178
 Spiritual (religious) 42.2 (15.6) 42.8 (14.6) 0.6 0.260 43.2 (13.9) 45.3 (15.1) 2.1 0.112
 Global QoL 4.5 (1.6) 5.3 (1.7) 0.8 < 0.001 4.4 (1.6) 4.6 (1.9) 0.2 0.457
 Global health 4.2 (1.5) 4.9 (1.5) 0.7 < 0.001 4.5 (1.7) 4.7 (1.8) 0.2 0.303
FAMILY CAREGIVERS
 Symptoms burden 8.8 (7.7) 6.1 (6.8) −2.7 < 0.001 9.4 (5.7) 9.4 (6.4) 0.0 0.735
 Activities of daily living 34.5 (25.6) 25.1 (22.4) −9.4 < 0.001 27.1 (24.3) 23.2 (21.6) −3.9 0.691
 Emotional functioning 31.6 (24.3) 25.5 (21.8) −6.1 < 0.001 33.6 (18.3) 33.7 (20.2) 0.1 0.693
 Social functioning 45.6 (19.6) 40.8 (17.7) −4.8 < 0.001 40.5 (14.7) 41.7 (18.5) 1.2 0.348
 Spiritual (nonreligious) 30.6 (20.7) 26.2 (20.4) −4.4 0.003 30.8 (17.6) 32.4 (17.5) 1.6 0.421
 Spiritual (religious) 38.7 (19.1) 40.0 (18.1) 1.3 0.107 40.7 (15.5) 40.4 (17.0) −0.3 0.739
 Global QoL 6.7 (2.3) 7.3 (2.0) 0.6 < 0.001 6.2 (2.2) 6.3 (1.9) 0.1 0.661
 Global health 6.9 (2.3) 7.4 (2.1) 0.5 < 0.001 6.2 (2.2) 6.3 (1.9) 0.1 0.699
  1. *Wilcoxon singed-rank test
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