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Table 3 Differences in mean HRQOL SF-36 scores between T2-T1, T3-T2 and T3-T1

From: Changes in health-related quality of life and the associated factors among Myanmar migrants with tuberculosis: a cohort study

Scale Items Baseline T1 n = 155
Mean (SD)
T2 - T1 n = 93 T3 - T2 n = 65 T3 - T1 n = 65
Physical functioning 10 48.6 (11.7) + 3.3 * + 0.6 + 4.0 **
Role functioning/physical 4 46.5 (11.1) + 6.1 *** + 0.6 + 8.0 ***
Role functioning/emotional 3 45.8 (12.3) + 6.6 *** + 0.2 + 7.6 ***
Vitality 4 53.3 (11.7) + 5.4 *** + 0.0 + 5.3 **
Mental health 5 47.5 (12.2) + 6.7 *** − 0.5 + 6.4 **
Social functioning 2 55.1 (6.4) + 1.1 + 1.0 + 1.5
Pain 2 52.1 (9.8) + 2.5 * + 2.4 * + 4.5 **
General health 5 42.4 (8.0) + 2.9 ** + 1.0 + 4.5 ***
Physical component score 21 57.5 (8.2) + 4.7 *** + 1.5 * + 6.1 ***
Mental component score 14 55.7 (9.4) + 6.0 *** + 0.2 + 6.3 ***
  1. HRQOL health-related quality of life; SF-36 Short-form 36; T1 measurement at the end of month 2; T2 measurement at the end of month 4; T3 measurement at the end of month 6; SD standard deviation
  2. * p-value < 0.05, ** p-value < 0.01, *** p-value < 0.001 (using paired t-tests)