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Table 4 Summary of predictors of muscle strength and physical functioning at 3 months after hospital discharge

From: Assessment and predictors of physical functioning post-hospital discharge in survivors of critical illness

Variable n = 50a 6-Minute walk test Grip Triceps Biceps Hamstrings Quadriceps Ankle dorsiflexors
ICU LOS, days −0.003 (0.041) −0.002 (0.85) −0.010 (0.305) −0.005 (0.537) −0.001 (0.806) 0.000 (0.922) −0.001 (0.685)
Hospital LOS, days −0.003 (0.079) −0.001 (0.965) 0.002 (0.727) 0.003 (0.498) 0.000 (0.969) 0.003 (0.274) 0.001 (0.755)
Mechanical ventilation, days −0.004 (0.045) −0.001 (0.905) −0.009 (0.378) −0.004 (0.610) −0.001 (0.899) 0.001 (0.809) −0.001 (0.742)
Presence of sepsis −0.168 (0.029) −0.389 (0.009) −0.328 (0.045) −0.315 (0.033) −0.328 (0.016) −0.134 (0.262) −0.197 (0.049)
APACHE II score −0.003 (0.642) −0.002 (0.868) −0.008 (0.515) 0.003 (0.802) 0.003 (0.755) 0.011 (0.212) 0.006 (0.397)
SOFA score 0.011 (0.257) 0.022 (0.229) 0.021 (0.325) 0.027 (0.167) 0.020 (0.219) 0.019 (0.174) 0.017 (0.154)
Functional Comorbidity Index −0.019 (0.593) −0.070 (0.247) −0.111 (0.114) −0.050 (0.437) −0.000 (0.998) 0.013 (0.803) −0.044 (0.274)
Any corticosteroid useb −0.215 (0.019) −0.304 (0.092) −0.382 (0.062) −0.359 (0.052) −0.320 (0.047) −0.222 (0.137) −0.221 (0.058)
  1. ICU intensive care unit, LOS length of stay, APACHE Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation, SOFA Sequential Organ Failure Assessment, 6MWT 6-min walk test
  2. aβ-Coefficients (p value) modeled as univariate regression analyses. 6MWT and muscle strength modeled as percent predicted. β-Coefficients represent the percent change in the physical functioning variable per unit change in exposure variable
  3. bAlso analyzed using cumulative ICU and average daily corticosteroid dose with no significance found