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Table 1 Sample profile (n = 465)

From: Development and validation of PozQoL: a scale to assess quality of life of PLHIV

  Number Percent
Age
 18–34 34 7.3
 35–49 157 33.8
 50–64 208 44.7
 65+ 66 14.2
Education
 Secondary/non-university tertiary or below 252 54.3
 University educated 212 45.6
Residential location
 Inner city 290 62.4
 Suburban 77 16.6
 Regional/rural 98 21.1
Year first tested positive for HIV
 1980–1995 105 22.6
 1996–2009 178 38.3
 2010–2017 172 37.0
Year started treatment
 1980–1995 50 10.8
 1996–2009 174 37.4
 2010–2017 220 47.3
Treatment status
 Currently taking ART 447 96.1
 Not taking ART 17 3.7
Most recent viral load test
 Undetectable 432 92.9
 Detectable 25 5.4
  Mean (SD) Possible range
SF-36 PCS 44.30 (11.68) N(50, 10)
SF-36 MCS 41.14 (13.42) N(50, 10)
FAHI 3.63 (0.82) 1–5
K6 3.82 (1.00) 1–5
S-WEMWBS 3.41 (0.87) 1–5
SWLS 4.13 (1.69) 1–7
BRS 3.34 (0.93) 1–5
IA-RSS 0.47 (0.37) 0–1
ISEL-12 2.86 (0.77) 1–4
  1. SF-36 Medical Outcomes Study Short Form-36, PCS Physical Component Score, MCS Mental Component Score, FAHI Functional Assessment of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection, K6 Kessler Psychological Distress Scale, S-WEMWBS Short Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale, SWLS Satisfaction with Life Scale, BRS The Brief Resilience Scale, IA-RSS Internalized AIDS-Related Stigma Scale, ISEL-12 Interpersonal Support Evaluation List