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Table 15 Means and mean rank sums for the domain on sensory functions—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
Sens1 Reduced taste 1.60 1.24 301.38 252.33 0.000
Sens2 Reduced smell 1.52 1.38 288.87 277.28 0.328
Sens3 Sound hypersensitivity 1.77 1.68 289.28 283.88 0.682
Sens4 Difficulties hearing what people say 1.94 2.06 278.28 298.40 0.144
Sens5 Reduced hearing limiting social life 1.36 1.40 282.41 287.18 0.656
Sens6 Sound hypersensitivity limiting social life 1.34 1.22 290.36 269.70 0.040
Sens7 Tinnitus 1.61 1.81 275.44 305.62 0.014
Sens8 Mouth dryness 1.93 1.35 311.96 235.31 0.000
Sens9 Mouth soreness 1.57 1.18 303.58 247.94 0.000
Sens10 Hoarseness 1.55 1.26 301.68 254.56 0.000
Sens11 Cracking voice 1.47 1.17 301.45 252.19 0.000
Sens12 Throat pain 1.33 1.14 294.37 264.87 0.002
Sens13 Throat feeling constricted 1.51 1.19 300.04 252.18 0.000
Sens14 Choking easily 1.42 1.19 296.30 259.59 0.000
Sens15 Difficulties swallowing 1.42 1.12 304.08 251.98 0.000
Sens16 Throat problems limiting social life 1.48 1.21 104.95 92.35 0.050
Sens17 Problems from sensory organs affecting QoL 2.10 1.62 225.93 171.82 0.000
Sens18 Worrying about your sensory organs 1.69 1.46 295.83 266.74 0.016