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Table 5 Estimated rate of change from baseline to week 4 (Phase 1) and 4–12 weeks follow-up (Phase 2) – controlling for site and number of hours before week 4

From: How effective are volunteers at supporting people in their last year of life? A pragmatic randomised wait-list trial in palliative care (ELSA)

Measure and slope Immediate b (95% CI) Wait b (95% CI) Immediate vs. Wait b (95% CI)
QoL Physical domain    
Phase 1 1.36 (–1.72 to 4.43) –3.08 (–6.12 to –0.03) 4.43 (0.10 to 8.76)
Phase 2 1.04 (–2.43 to 4.51) –0.15 (–2.19 to 1.89) 1.19 (–2.83 to 5.22)
QoL Psychological domain    
Phase 1 0.52 (–2.88 to 3.92) –2.21 (–5.63 to 1.19) 2.74 (–2.08 to 7.55)
Phase 2 0.61 (–3.21 to 4.43) –1.20 (–3.45 to 1.05) 1.81 (–2.62 to 6.24)
QoL Environmental domain    
Phase 1 –3.25 (–6.50 to –0.009) –3.65 (–6.87 to –0.43) 0.40 (–4.17 to 4.96)
Phase 2 3.32 (–0.37 to 7.02) 0.46 (–1.68 to 2.61) 2.86 (–1.41 to 7.14)
  1. QoL quality of life, CI confidence interval