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Table 1 Sample baseline characteristics

From: Health-related quality of life and physical recovery after a critical illness: a multi-centre randomised controlled trial of a home-based physical rehabilitation program

Variable   Control
(n= 91)
Intervention
(n= 92)
Age mean (sd) 57.5 (15.1) 57.2 (17.0)
Gender % M: 61 M: 62
APACHE II mean (sd) 19.5 (7.2) 19.4 (12.6)
MV hours mean (sd) 135 (117) 142 (159)
  medianc (IQR) 91 (48-179) 76 (41-180)
ICU LOS days mean (sd) 8.6 (7.5) 9.4 (8.7)
  median (IQR) 6 (4-10.5) 6 (4-11)
Hospital LOS days mean (sd) 23.2 (16.9) 24.8 (20.4)
  median (IQR) 18.5 (12-27.5) 18.5 (12-30)
SF-36 PFa mean (sd) 28.8 (10.2) 27.1 (12.3)
6MWT distance metresa mean (sd) 324 (143) 291 (129)
SF-36 PCSb mean (sd) 32.7 (8.6) 31.7 (10.0)
SF-36 MCSb mean (sd) 39.8 (13.5) 36.7 (15.1)
  1. APACHE, acute physiology and chronic health evaluation; LOS, length of stay; MCS, mental components summary; MV, mechanical ventilation hours; PCS, physical components summary
  2. aMeasured at one week post-hospital discharge
  3. bNorm-based score; Australian normative population mean = 50; standard deviation = 10
  4. cMedians included only for those variables with skewed distributions