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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

 OverallCCIRAPp 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