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Table 2 Trends in quality of life with regard to the individual dimensions of SF-36 parameters at the study time points

From: Quality of life in the five years after intensive care: a cohort study

  Total patient number Physical functioning Role physical Bodily
pain
General health Vitality Social functioning Role emotional Mental health
Pre-morbid 300 57.9 (36.7) 53.5 (37.6) 55.9 (34.9) 54.0 (27.5) 43.4 (27.8) 57.8 (34.7) 64.4 (35.0) 62.6 (25.4)
3 months 202 56.3 (31.9) 45.9 (33.7) 62.1 (31.0) 55.4 (24.9) 46.9 (22.7) 60.8 (36.3) 74.9 (32.3) 72.9 (21.3)
6 months 181 59.8 (30.4) 53.2 (34.6) 65.1 (31.9) 57.3 (25.9) 51.8 (24.0) 67.9 (33.5) 79.1 (30.3) 75.2 (21.2)
1 year 148 61.4 (31.4) 56.9 (35.2) 70.6 (30.4) 59.4 (25.3) 51.6 (24.5) 70.8 (32.7) 80.1 (28.8) 75.9 (20.5)
2.5 years 127 58.8 (32.6) 62.0 (34.2) 70.7 (30.7) 57.9 (27.0) 53.4 (25.7) 76.0 (29.4) 84.4 (25.9) 75.9 (19.0)
5 years 97 52.5 (34.0) 58.0 (34.6) 59.8 (33.4) 55.7 (29.3) 50.1 (25.4) 73.1 (32.0) 79.1 (30.0) 75.5 (20.0)
UK normals   76.2 (22.3) 75.9 (37.5) 76.9 (24.0) 68.1 (21.9) 61.8 (21.2) 86.2 (22.7) 84.8 (30.6) 76.4 (18.4)
  1. Data is presented as means and standard deviations. With the Short Form 36 (SF-36) only survivors at the time points can contribute data.