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Table 14 Means and mean rank sums for the domain on sexual 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
Sex1 Difficulties handling physical closeness from loved ones 1.34 1.16 289.33 270.60 0.041
Sex2 Sex drive 3.47 2.82 299.92 221.88 0.000
Sex3 Sexual activity* 1.77 2.12 255.93 311.62 0.000
Sex4 Sex life 3.83 3.28 282.88 215.98 0.000
Sex5 Orgasm* 2.16 2.89 245.12 313.33 0.000
Sex6 Bothered by being naked in front of partner 1.39 1.24 210.11 198.59 0.152
Sex7 Surgical scars affecting sex life 1.66 1.14 172.73 138.35 0.000
Sex8 Lack of energy affecting sex life 2.06 1.76 268.63 241.12 0.025
Sex9 Pain during sex 1.23 1.10 151.17 139.14 0.026
Sex10 Problems with sex life affecting QoL 2.30 1.84 177.94 145.19 0.002
Sex11 Worrying about sex life 1.67 1.49 278.26 262.94 0.179
  1. *Reversely coded response scale