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Table 3 Comparison of WHOQOL-BREF facet scores before and after treatment

From: A comparison of quality of life of obstetric fistula survivors in Zimbabwe before and after surgical treatment

  T statistic for differences in paired means p value
Domain 1: Physical health
Activities of daily living 5.30 < 0.001
Dependence on medicinal substances and medical aids 1.87 0.073*
Energy and fatigue 5.03 < 0.001
Mobility 6.33 < 0.001
Pain and discomfort 3.65 0.002
Sleep and rest 7.45 < 0.001
Work capacity 4.48 < 0.001
Domain 2: Psychological health
Bodily image and appearance 8.33 < 0.001
Negative feelings 5.17 < 0.001
Positive feelings 12.27 < 0.001
Self esteem 4.46 0.001
Spirituality/religion/personal beliefs 6.32 < 0.001
Thinking, learning, memory and concentration 9.81 0.004
Domain 3: Social relationships
Personal relationships 15.26 < 0.001
Social support 5.09 0.003
Sexual activity 5.33 < 0.001
Domain 4: Environment
Financial resources 1.36 0.18*
Freedom physical safety and security 6.68 < 0.001
Health and social care: accessibility and quality 2.61 0.015
Home environment 5.31 < 0.001
Opportunities for acquiring new information and skills 7.54 < 0.001
Participation in and opportunities for participation in recreation/leisure activities 0.54 0.60*
Physical environment (pollution/noise/traffic/climate) 17.32 < 0.001
Transport 4.92 < 0.001
  1. * Not statistically significant, p value greater than 0.05
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