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Table 3 Proportions of the ICU patients with SF-36 score 2 SD below the reference group lower level, adjusted for age and sex

From: Health-related quality of life scores after intensive care are almost equal to those of the normal population: a multicenter observational study

  Number (%) Mean Range
Without comorbidity ( n= 234)    
Physical function 18 (8.0) 27.6 6.9–39.1
Role functioning-physical 0   
Bodily pain 2 (0.8) 9.2 5.9–12.5
General health 6 (2.6) 22.1 11.0–31.8
Vitality 19 (8.1) 9.9 -13.9–19.6
Social functioning 19 (8.1) 26.7 -2.47–37.5
Role function-emotional 31 (13.2) -5.7 -7.77– –2.10
Mental health 14 (6.0) 23.1 -2.69–35.2
Comorbidity 1 disease ( n  = 316)    
Physical function 5 (1.6) 12.5 10.3–13.4
Role functioning-physical 0   
Bodily pain 10 (3.2) 4.64 -3.06–10.5
General health 2 (0.6) 10.5 6.67–14.4
Vitality 23 (7.3) -3.65 -13.3–4.40
Social functioning 34 (10.8) 14.4 -4.33–25.0
Role function-emotional 40 (12.6) -1.72 -1.98– –1.59
Mental health 24 (7.6) 11.5 -6.06–19.6
Comorbidity >1 disease ( n  = 230)    
Physical function 0   
Role functioning-physical 7 (3.0) -4.06 -9.32– –0.58
Bodily pain 11 (4.8) 5.75 0.70–9.60
General health 0   
Vitality 15 (6.5) -1.87 -7.48–2.59
Social functioning 25 (10.9) 6.22 -4.62–11.7
Role function-emotional 51 (22.2) -3.83 -5.10– –3.14
Mental health 28 (12.2) 6.71 -17.8–24.0
  1. Mean and range are data for the values of SF-36 scores of the patients that were found to be below the -2 SD level of the reference group.