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Table 13 Means and mean rank sums for the domain on appetite and alcohol use—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
A&A1 Bothersome thirst 1.78 1.26 309.00 252.29 0.000
A&A2 Difficulties chewing 1.43 1.08 302.81 264.77 0.000
A&A3 Sugar cravings 2.26 2.16 293.26 285.04 0.560
A&A4 Poor appetite 1.72 1.25 310.10 253.19 0.000
A&A5 Alcohol, how often 2.30 2.96 255.27 348.50 0.000
A&A6 Alcohol, how many glasses on a typical day 2.31 2.24 210.66 205.34 0.633
A&A7 Alcohol, how often 6 or more glasses 1.49 1.47 275.37 282.89 0.521
A&A8 Appetite affecting QoL 1.91 1.22 141.88 97.53 0.000
A&A9 Worrying about your appetite 1.34 1.09 299.26 264.46 0.000
A&A10 Alcohol affecting QoL 1.15 1.10 211.06 209.65 0.772
A&A11 Worrying about alcohol 1.14 1.14 282.87 292.09 0.203