Table 3: HQLQ scores before and after treatment.

HQLQ domain Mean scoreSignificance of change
Before treatment 6 months after treatmentP value

Physical functioning76.380.20.024
Role physical60.273.10.002
Body pain60.666.30.055
General health50.959.1>0.001
Vitality46.143.90.233
Social functioning62.470.40.009
Role emotional63.869.30.350
Mental health63.359.50.048
Health distress63.852.80.008
Positive well-being68.151.6>0.001
Hepatitis-specific functional limitations58.669.3>0.001
Hepatitis-specific distress17.246.3>0.001