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Table 4 Predicted problems with self-care, based on clinical factors in study vignettes

From: Results from the national sepsis practice survey: predictions about mortality and morbidity and recommendations for limitation of care orders

Vignette characteristics Predicted problems washing and dressing self at six months (assuming survival)
BMI Age (years) Co-morbidities APACHE II Score Number of vignettes Median 5th percentile to 95th percentile range
Normal 50 None 25 285 12% 1% to 58%
Obese 50 None 25 133 20% 3% to 66%
Normal 50 Early-stage lung cancer 25 43 25% 3% to 55%
Normal 70 None 25 124 25% 4% to 69%
Obese 50 Early-stage lung cancer 25 42 28.5% 2% to 70%
Obese 70 None 25 130 32% 4% to 74%
Normal 70 Early-stage lung cancer 25 98 31.5% 4% to 77%
Obese 70 Early-stage lung cancer 25 287 39% 8% to 81%
All vignettes     1142 25% 2% to 74%
  1. Respondents were asked to provide estimates of problems washing and dressing himself at six months, assuming the patient survived (see Methods for details). The median and central 90% of responses are shown based on vignette characteristics. APACHE II = acute physiology, age and chronic health evaluation II; BMI = body mass index.