Using PozQoL with groups of people living with HIV

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Process for using PozQoL

IMPORTANT: PozQoL should only be used with people living with HIV (PLHIV).

📚 Related resource: PozQoL Implementation Kit (pdf download)

Using PozQoL scores with multiple clients and patients

Group PozQoL scores can help you better understand groups of clients or patients living with HIV.

These scores can provide valuable information for programs or services that work with PLHIV. For example, they can help service providers evaluate group workshop and program effectiveness.

📚 Related resource: PozQoL score calculator for groups and comparisons (.xlsx)

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:

  1. Finding the sum of all the client scores in each column (adding them together)
  2. Dividing the sum by 25 (the number of clients)
The image is a table of group PozQoL Scores for 25 clients.

The table has 6 columns and 27 rows.

The columns are: 1. Client, 2. Total PozQoL, 3. Psychological Domain, 4. Social Domain, 5. Health Concerns Domain, and 6. Functional Domain.

The Client column has a list of 25 client numbers (Client 01, Client 02, Client 03, etc). The rest of the columns contain each client's PozQoL Scores.

The last row, "Average Scores", contains the average of each column.

These are the group's average PozQoL Scores and can be used for program and service evaluation or research.

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.