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Table 1 Characteristics of patient participants (N = 319)

From: Course and predictors of posttraumatic stress-related symptoms among family members of deceased ICU patients during the first year of bereavement

Variable n %
Gender   
 Male 203 63.6
 Female 116 36.4
Disease   
 Cancer 160 50.2
 Pulmonary 22 6.9
 Cardiovascular 15 4.7
 Gastrointestinal 3 0.9
 Renal 16 5.0
 Other 103 32.3
Acute symptoms/problems on admission   
 Respiratory failure/distress 166 52.0
 Infection 90 28.2
 Shock 24 7.5
 Bleeding 10 3.1
 Cardiac arrest 12 3.8
 Others 17 5.3
Comorbidity   
 Yes 271 85.0
 No 48 15.0
Variable Mean (SD) Range Median
Age (years) 66.67 (14.22) 22–101 67.0
APACHEa 28.37 (5.37) 8–45 28.0
SOFAa 12.32 (4.03) 1–22 12.0
Length of ICU stay (days) 21.18 (15.09) 3–106 17.0
Time from ICU admission to enrollment (days) 14.48 (12.60) 3–77 10.0
Time from enrollment to death (days) 7.27 (8.35) 1–58 4.0
  1. aMeasures of disease severity at enrollment
  2. APACHE Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation, SOFA sequential organ failure assessment