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Table 2 Physical performance and strength at 6 and 12 months in sepsis survivors

From: Prognostic value of NT-proBNP levels in the acute phase of sepsis on lower long-term physical function and muscle strength in sepsis survivors

  Overall CCI RAP p value
6-month visit
 SPPB score*, mean (SE) 5.8 (0.69) 3.2 (0.9) 7.3 (0.82) 0.0011
(n = 98) (n = 27) (n = 71)  
 Hand grip strength (kg)*, mean (SE) 26.1 (1.78) 25.4 (2.44) 26.3 (2.2) 0.77
(n = 91) (n = 22) (n = 69)  
 Zubrod, mean (SE) 2.2 (0.13) 3.4 (0.19) 1.5 (0.12) < 0.0001
(n = 174) (n = 66) (n = 108)  
12-month visit
 SPPB score*, mean (SE) 6.2 (0.87) 2.8 (1.02) 8.1 (0.92) 0.0002
(n = 100) (n = 24) (n = 76)  
 Hand grip strength (kg)*, mean (SE) 25.8 (1.89) 21.6 (2.88) 28 (2.22) 0.08
(n = 100) (n = 23) (n = 77)  
 Zubrod, mean (SE) 2.1 (0.14) 3.3 (0.22) 1.3 (0.14) < 0.0001
(n = 169) (n = 64) (n = 105)  
  1. SPPB short physical performance battery, SE standard error, CCI chronic critical illness, RAP rapid recovery
  2. *Inverse probability weighting based on concurrent Zubrod scores was used to account for missing follow-up data, as well as absence due to death