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Table 2 Changes in mean AQoL-8D scores by group at weeks 0, 12 and 24 (mean, SD)

From: Transcendental Meditation for the improvement of health and wellbeing in community-dwelling dementia caregivers [TRANSCENDENT]: a randomised wait-list controlled trial

AQoL-8D score TM group (n = 8) WLC group (n = 9) Mean difference between groups at week 12a Mean difference between groups at week 24a
Baseline Week 12 Week 24 Baseline Week 12 Week 24
Utility score 0.65 (0.23) 0.74 (0.21) 0.70 (0.21) 0.66 (0.14) 0.67 (0.10) 0.71 (0.12) 0.08 (0.19) −0.002 (0.17)
Independent living domain score 0.87 (0.13) 0.87 (0.15) 0.88 (0.12) 0.90 (0.11) 0.91 (0.08) 0.91 (0.08) −0.03 (0.22) −0.01 (0.12)
Happiness domain score 0.72 (0.14) 0.81 (0.11) 0.77 (0.12) 0.76 (0.08) 0.73 (0.07) 0.74 (0.09) 0.10 (0.10)* 0.05 (0.15)
Mental health domain score 0.56 (0.12) 0.61 (0.13) 0.58 (0.12) 0.52 (0.08) 0.54 (0.05) 0.57 (0.06) 0.04 (0.12) −0.02 (0.12)
Coping domain score 0.78 (0.14) 0.85 (0.08) 0.78 (0.13) 0.74 (0.13) 0.74 (0.12) 0.76 (0.10) 0.09 (0.15)* −0.001 (0.17)
Relationships domain score 0.69 (0.21) 0.69 (0.24) 0.69 (0.22) 0.63 (0.12) 0.61 (0.08) 0.66 (0.11) 0.03 (0.17) −0.02 (0.17)
Self-worth domain score 0.77 (0.18) 0.81 (0.16) 0.81 (0.15) 0.84 (0.09) 0.84 (0.08) 0.84 (0.11) 0.01 (0.16) 0.02 (0.17)
Pain domain score 0.75 (0.30) 0.84 (0.27) 0.80 (0.29) 0.76 (0.18) 0.82 (0.13) 0.84 (0.14) 0.02 (0.23) −0.03 (0.29)
Senses domain score 0.82 (0.18) 0.90 (0.09) 0.90 (0.07) 0.91 (0.11) 0.89 (0.11) 0.92 (0.08) 0.02 (0.22) 0.006 (0.13)
Mental superdomain 0.35 (0.21) 0.42 (0.22) 0.37 (0.22) 0.30 (0.11) 0.29 (0.07) 0.33 (0.10) 0.09 (0.14)* 0.004 (0.14)
Physical superdomain 0.66 (0.24) 0.77 (0.23) 0.74 (0.21) 0.73 (0.17) 0.76 (0.15) 0.79 (0.14) 0.05 (0.27) −0.006 (0.22)
  1. AQoL-8D assessment of quality of life (8-dimension) instrument, SD standard deviation, TM Transcendental Meditation®, WLC wait-list control.
  2. *Statistically significant at p < 0.05.
  3. aControlling for baseline values.