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Table 2 Univariate relations between predictor variables at the time of PICU admission and HR-QoL scales

From: Surviving meningococcal septic shock in childhood: long-term overall outcome and the effect on health-related quality of life

Predictor variables Physical functioning Self-esteem Family activities Physical summary
(≥ 18 years)
Age at admission - - - -
PRISM - - - -
DIC - - 0.48** 0.39*
VAS - 0.26* - -
Length of stay in PICU -.31** - - -
  1. P < 0.05 (*), P < 0.01 (**), - = ns.
  2. Higher HR-QoL scores indicate more favourable HR-QoL.
  3. The Spearman correlation coefficient is shown. Plus versus minus sign indicates respectively the positive versus negative association between the predictor variable and the HR-QoL scale.
  4. The scales Physical functioning and Self-esteem are part of the CHQ-PF50 (parent-reports, in patients 4 to 17 years, n = 80).
  5. The scale Family activities is part of the CHQ-CF87 (patient-reports, in patients 12 to 17 years, n = 35).
  6. The scale Physical summary (≥ 18 years) is part of the SF-36 (patient-reports, in patients ≥ 18 years, n = 38).