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Table 16 Means and mean rank sums for the domain on gastrointestinal 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
GI1 Stoma 1.08 1.02 295.86 278.45 0.003
GI2 Constipation 1.80 1.63 295.69 273.01 0.087
GI3 Diarrhoea 1.93 1.57 300.99 262.69 0.004
GI4 Bowel urgency 1.82 1.55 295.38 267.92 0.034
GI5 Bowel leakage 1.36 1.15 296.76 266.67 0.003
GI6 Bowel problems limiting social life 1.44 1.11 187.36 162.20 0.001
GI7 Bowel problems affecting QoL 2.12 1.57 188.55 146.54 0.000
GI8 Worrying about bowel problems 1.60 1.27 297.06 265.61 0.005