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Table 2 EQ-5D descriptive system results by presence of psychological PICS

From: Patients suffering from psychological impairments following critical illness are in need of information

CategorySeverityTotal
(N = 44)
Patients with psychological PICS
(N = 26)
Patients without psychological PICS
(N = 18)
P value*
MobilityNo problems, n (%)21 (48)11 (42)11 (56)0.70
Slight problems, n (%)8 (18)6 (23)2 (11)
Moderate problems, n (%)8 (18)5 (19)3 (17)
Severe problems, n (%)6 (14)4 (15)2 (11)
Unable, n (%)1 (2)0 (0)1 (6)
Self-careNo problems, n (%)28 (64)14 (54)14 (78)0.30
Slight problems, n (%)8 (18)5 (19)3 (17)
Moderate problems, n (%)3 (7)3 (12)0 (0)
Severe problems, n (%)3 (7)3 (12)0 (0)
Unable, n (%)2 (5)1 (4)1 (6)
Usual activitiesNo problems, n (%)12 (27)3 (12)9 (50)0.01
Slight problems, n (%)16 (26)9 (35)7 (39)
Moderate problems, n (%)11 (25)10 (38)1 (6)
Severe problems, n (%)2 (5)2 (8)0 (0)
Unable, n (%)3 (7)2 (8)1 (6)
Pain/discomfortNone, n (%)18 (41)7 (27)11 (61)0.07
Slight, n (%)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)
Moderate, n (%)12 (27)7 (27)5 (28)
Severe, n (%)11 (25)9 (35)2 (11)
Extreme, n (%)3 (7)3 (12)0 (0)
Anxiety/depressionNone, n (%)22 (50)8 (31)14 (78)0.01
Slight, n (%)15 (34)12 (46)3 (17)
Moderate, n (%)3 (7)2 (8)1 (6)
Severe, n (%)4 (9)4 (15)0 (0)
Extreme, n (%)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)
  1. PICS post-intensive care syndrome, EQ-5D EuroQol 5 dimensions
  2. *P value from Fisher’s exact test for the comparison between patients with and without psychological PICS