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Table 4 Demographic and clinical characteristics of participants who exited the trail before the final time point

From: A randomised controlled trial to assess the effectiveness of a nurse-led palliative care intervention for HIV positive patients on antiretroviral therapy: recruitment, refusal, randomisation and missing data

Missing patients number 1 2 3 4 5 6 Whole sample (n = 120)
Reason for exit Deceased Deceased Deceased Withdrew Withdrew Withdrew  
Number of data points 1 3 2 3 2 3 5
Gender f f f m f m 80% female
Time since diagnosis (years) 5 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 Median 3.5 (IQR 1.3–5.2)
Time on ART (years) 5 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 Median 2.5 (IQR 1.8–4.2)
Poverty quintile (1 = higher, 5 = lower wealth) 5 3 1 1 4 4 n/a
Receipt of TB treatment no no no no no no 8% yes
CD4 at baseline 358 524 403 473 492 322 Median 358 (IQR 223–506)
Mental health summary score (MHSS) at baseline (MOS-HIV) (1–100 range) 12.95 36.79 56.80 20.72 48.85 44.78 Median 44.8 (IQR 36.97–53.78)
Physical health summary score (PHSS) at baseline (MOS-HIV) (1–100 range) 15.38 15.94 47.20 26.49 59.60 58.92 Median 45.57 (IQR 33.51–53.15)
GHQ-12 score at baseline (Chronic scoring method, 0–12; 12 worst) 11 12 0 8 3 8 Median 6 IQR (3–9)