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Table 2 Comparison of transformed scores of Physical, Psychological, social and environmental domain for within the group, and between the groups

From: Novel occupational therapy interventions may improve quality of life in older adults with dementia

Variables Group Pre Post p-value b % change
   Mean ± SD Mean ± SD   
PHYS Control 39.19 ± 5.14 38.67 ± 4.98 0.057 −1.32%
Experimental 37.30 ± 5.42 45.43 ± 7.32 <0.0001 +21.79%
p-value a 0.120 <0.0001   
PSYCH Control 46.03 ± 3.08 45.63 ± 3.48 0.160 −0.40%
Experimental 45.13 ± 3.52 51.50 ± 6.46 <0.0001 +14.09%
p-value a 0.237 <0.0001   
SOCIAL Control 29.67 ± 4.58 28.45 ± 5.26 0.032 −1.21%
Experimental 28.47 ± 7.00 28.24 ± 6.98 0.800 +0.81%
p-value a 0.370 0.879   
ENVIR Control 38.49 ± 1.77 38.18 ± 2.15 0.044 −0.30%
Experimental 37.76 ± 2.28 38.62 ± 2.60 0.006 +2.98%
p-value a 0.119 0.417   
QOL Control 67.88 ± 3.14 67.39 ± 3.34 0.011  
Experimental 66.78 ± 3.68 71.36 ± 4.66 <0.0001  
  p-value a 0.161 <0.0001   
  1. a-P value between groups.
  2. b-P value within group.