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Table 3 Spearman correlation coefficients

From: Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) from HIV patients’ perspective: comparison of patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures among people living with hiv (PLWH) and other chronic clinical conditions

Variable HIV Gender Age Duration of the disease Complicances Polypharmacy
Physical health (PH)       
 Correlation coefficient − 0.40 0.23 − 0.31 0.08 0.09 − 0.10
 p < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001 0.222 0.185 0.128
Mental health (MH)       
 Correlation coefficient 0.00 − 0.01 − 0.02 − 0.10 − 0.01 − 0.12
 p 0.979 0.910 0.725 0.148 0.938 0.062
Bodily pain (BP)       
 Correlation coefficient − 0.38 0.23 − 0.28 0.01 0.08 − 0.13
 p < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001 0.900 0.226 0.041
General health (GH)       
 Correlation coefficient − 0.29 0.15 − 0.12 − 0.08 0.07 − 0.15
 p < 0.001 0.021 0.066 0.224 0.291 0.022
Physical functioning (PF)       
 Correlation coefficient − 0.37 0.23 − 0.22 0.08 0.13 − 0.07
 p < 0.001 < 0.001 0.001 0.242 0.045 0.292
Vitality (VT)       
 Correlation coefficient − 0.18 0.14 − 0.12 0.00 0.06 − 0.15
 p 0.005 0.029 0.064 0.949 0.333 0.023
Social functioning (SF)       
 Correlation coefficient − 0.18 0.12 − 0.04 − 0.07 0.05 − 0.05
 p 0.007 0.068 0.565 0.267 0.470 0.452
Emotional functioning (EF)       
 Correlation coefficient − 0.16 0.12 − 0.14 − 0.04 0.04 − 0.12
 p 0.014 0.080 0.039 0.564 0.587 0.060