Table 2

Participant baseline characteristics of intervention group and control group (visit 1)

VariableIntervention (n=30)Control (n=30)
Age, years51 (13)51 (14)
Gender
 Male13 [43]21 [70]
 Female17 [57]9 [30]
ICU primary diagnosis
 Respiratory17 [56.7]13 [43.3]
 Cardiovascular4 [13.3]4 [13.3]
 Gastrointestinal3 [10.0]6 [20.0]
 Neurological2 [6.7]3 [10.0]
 Trauma2 [6.7]3 [10.0]
 Genitourinary1 [3.3]0 [0.0]
 Other1 [3.3]1 [3.3]
APACHE 217.3 (7.7)15.2 (5.6)
Length of stay in ICU, daysMedian (IQR)
16.0 (8.0–21.5)
Median (IQR)
13.0 (9.8–23.8)
Duration of mechanical ventilation, hours293.6 (269.8)311.9 (235.8)
Length of stay in hospital, daysMedian (IQR)
27.5 (18.8–46.3)
Median (IQR)
32.5 (20.8–53.8)
Living alone5 (16.7)7 (23.3)
Time between hospital discharge and visit 1 (baseline), days48.9 (29.4)44.3 (28.6)
Time between visit 1 (baseline) and visit 2 (6 weeks), days78.19 (26.6)73.3 (21.0)
Time between visit 1 (baseline) and visit 3 (6 months), days191.8 (26.6)183.1 (20.6)
  • Values are mean (SD) or number [%] unless stated.

  • APACHE 2, Acute Physiology And Chronic Health Evaluation 2 score; ICU, intensive care unit.