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Table 2 Strength of univariate association between potential predictors and reporting problems on the EQ-VAS and on the EQ-5D on which inclusion in final multivariate model is based.

From: Health related quality of life six months following surgical treatment for secondary peritonitis – using the EQ-5D questionnaire

  EQ-VAS EQ-5D  
  VAS Mobility Self-care Daily Activity Pain Mood Included into Multivariate model
Patient Characteristics        
Gender - + - ++ - - Yes
Age ++ + - - - ++ Yes
Major Comorbidity - + - - - + Yes
Peritonitis characteristics        
APACHE-II - - - + - - No
Mannheim Peritonitis Index - - - - - - No
Extent of contamination - - - - - - No
Etiology of peritonitis - - - - - - No
Hospital-acquired vs. community-acquired peritonitis - - - - - - No
Postoperative Characteristics        
Pts with ≥1 Relaparotomy - - - - - - No
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) - - - + - - No
Length of ICU stay + ++ ++ + - + Yes
Length of ventilation + - - + - - Yes
Length of hospital stay ++ ++ ++ ++ - - Yes
Readmissions during follow-up - - - - - - No
Severe morbidity during 6 month follow-up (Appendix 2) + - - + - + Yes
Enterostomy at 6 months + ++ + + - - Yes
  1. + Univariate significance (p < 0.10), ++ univariate significance < 0.05
  2. - No univariate significance found