Working with group PozQoL Scores
How to use PozQoL:
Using PozQoL Scores with multiple clients and patients
So far, the information on using PozQoL has used examples involving a single client or patient at a single point in time.
If, however, you want to better understand groups of clients or patients — for example, everyone who attended a particular workshop — you need to use group PozQoL Scores. These scores provide valuable information for programs or services that work with PLHIV. For example, they can help evaluate group workshop and program effectiveness.
Finding group PozQoL Scores
Group PozQoL Scores are the average of all the group member’s individual PozQoL Scores .
To find them, you first need to calculate PozQoL Scores for each individual. Once you have everyone’s scores, you can find the average scores for the group. The table below illustrates this.
The average PozQoL and PozQoL Domain Scores were found by:
- Finding the sum of all the client scores in each column (adding them together)
- Dividing the sum by 25 (the number of clients)
These average scores can be used in evaluation and research to compare different groups of people living with HIV. They can also be used to compare members of the same group at different points in time, for example before and after an intervention.
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