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Table 3 TACQOL-PF. Mean HRQoL scores for children aged 6–12 years of age that completed one or both questionnaires (mean ± sd)

From: Quality of life in children three and nine months after discharge from a paediatric intensive care unit: a prospective cohort study

  3 months after discharge (n = 21) Effect size (d) P Value 9 months after discharge (n = 17) Effect size (d) P Value Normative data
Physical functioning 24.0 ± 4.7 0.8 0.02 25.9 ± 3.7 0.3 0.2 27.1 ± 4.0
Motor functioning 27.4 ± 4.6* 1.3 0.003 28.6 ± 5.4 0.8 0.05 30.8 ± 2.6
Autonomy 29.0 ± 4.2 1.3 0.01 31.1 ± 1.7 0.006 0.6 31.2 ± 1.7
Cognitive functioning 27.8 ± 4.8 0.3 0.8 27.4 ± 7.6 0.4 0.8 29.0 ± 3.8
Social functioning 27.9 ± 3.9 0.8 0.3 29.6 ± 3.4 0.1 0.4 29.9 ± 2.5
Positive emotions 13.9 ± 2.8 0.5 0.2 13.4 ± 3.5 0.7 0.5 14.8 ± 2.0
Negative emotions 10.1 ± 2.3 0.6 0.01 10.8 ± 3.3 0.3 0.6 11.5 ± 2.4
  1. * p < 0.005 whole group versus normative data.
  2. High scores represent a better HRQoL