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Table 10 Means and mean rank sums for the domain on psychological health—Comparison between ICU survivors and controls at the time of completing the questionnaire

From: Long-term health-related quality of life and burden of disease after intensive care: development of a patient-reported outcome measure

  Issues Mean Mean rank sum p-value
ICU
Survivors
Controls ICU
Survivors
Controls
Psych1 Crying easily 1.83 1.39 303.02 256.37 0.000
Psych2 Feeling short-tempered 2.14 1.70 301.10 257.60 0.001
Psych3 Loosing patience easily 2.04 1.65 300.93 260.57 0.003
Psych4 Difficulties feeling warmth toward family members 1.59 1.39 290.76 278.08 0.255
Psych5 Difficulties unwinding 2.03 1.73 296.92 268.76 0.034
Psych6 Worrying about little things 2.11 1.75 298.82 261.93 0.007
Psych7 Feeling low-spirited 2.63 1.99 313.64 235.08 0.000
Psych8 Feeling depressed 2.10 1.54 309.00 243.00 0.000
Psych9 Periods of anxiety 1.87 1.49 301.12 260.40 0.001
Psych10 Panic attacks 1.33 1.13 294.38 263.73 0.000
Psych11 Feelings of hopelessness 1.99 1.51 307.93 240.32 0.000
Psych12 Feelings of life being meaningless 1.87 1.42 304.78 243.09 0.000
Psych13 Cannot stop worrying about being ill 2.10 1.80 292.98 265.18 0.039
Psych14 Low self-confidence 1.97 1.57 300.08 252.34 0.000
Psych15 Low self-esteem 1.91 1.58 296.90 260.03 0.004
Psych16 Able to laugh at things* 4.27 4.38 283.72 289.03 0.707
Psych17 Able to look forward to things* 3.93 4.27 271.09 308.05 0.009
Psych18 Difficulties talking about your illness to family/close friends 1.60 1.56 217.43 224.62 0.491
Psych19 Feeling that others think you talk too much about your illness 1.38 0.78 289.67 191.32 0.000
Psych20 Mental health affecting QoL 2.48 1.71 199.77 139.89 0.000
Psych21 Worrying about psychological/mental health 1.90 1.36 306.00 247.29 0.000
  1. * Reversely coded response scale