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Table 4 TACQOL-CF 8–12. Mean HRQoL scores for children aged 8–12 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 = 16) Effect size (d) P Value 9 months after discharge (n = 13) Effect size (d) P Value Normative data
Physical functioning 22.4 ± 6.0 0.5 0.2 25.2 ± 5.0 0.03 0.5 24.9 ± 5.1
Motor functioning 28.6 ± 3.1 0.3 0.1 29.8 ± 3.3 0.009 0.2 29.8 ± 3.2
Autonomy 30.9 ± 2.4 0.2 0.5 31.3 ± 1.6 0.05 0.5 31.2 ± 1.9
Cognitive functioning 27.9 ± 4.6 0.2 1.0 30.8 ± 1.9 0.6 1.0 28.4 ± 3.9
Social functioning 30.9 ± 1.9 0.4 1.0 29.8 ± 3.4 0.02 0.8 29.7 ± 2.8
Positive emotions 12.1 ± 3.2 0.6 0.5 12.7 ± 3.1 0.4 0.7 13.6 ± 2.5
Negative emotions 9.8 ± 2.9 0.7 0.007 12.8 ± 2.6 0.4 0.1 11.6 ± 2.7
  1. * p < 0.005 whole group versus normative data.
  2. High scores represent a better HRQoL