Skip to main content

Table 2 WHOQOL-BREF scores for patients and partners, raw mean (SD)

From: Quality of life improved for patients after starting dialysis but is impaired, initially, for their partners: a multi-centre, longitudinal study

  Patients Partners
Pre-dialysis 6 weeks 12 weeks Pre-dialysis 6 weeks 12 weeks
n = 83 n = 45 n = 39 n = 83 n = 45 n = 39
WHOQOL General QOL 2.8 (.9) 3.2 (.9) 3.3 (.9) 3.5 (.9) 3.3 (.8) 3.5 (.8)
WHOQOL Physical 46.4 (21.9) 49.8 (22.3) 54.9 (21.0) 67.3 (21.3) 66.8 (19.2) 67.9 (20.5)
WHOQOL Psychological 61.7 (18.6) 61.4 (21.0) 61.5 (18.8) 66.0 (18.6) 64.9 (15.8) 62.9 (20.1)
WHOQOL Social 63.2 (21.1) 63.8 (21.1) 66.6 (21.0) 64.8 (16.7) 65.0 (16.6) 65.5 (16.1)
WHOQOL Environmental 67.4 (15.1) 68.0 (19.9) 68.0 (16.4) 67.8 (15.9) 70.1 (16.6) 67.4 (17.2)
  1. Note. QOL Quality of Life, WHOQOL World Health Organization Quality of Life BREF version. WHOQOL general is the mean of the Overall QOL and Satisfaction with health questions on the WHOQOL-BREF. Higher scores suggest better QOL