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Table 2 Comparison of Short Form 12 Questionnaire (SF-12) among MELD score

From: Health-related quality of life in outpatients with chronic liver disease: a cross-sectional study

  MELD score* All patients (N = 254) P-valuea
Class I (N = 178)
Mean (SD)
Class II (N = 76)
Mean (SD)
Class III (N = 6)
Mean (SD)
Mean (SD)
PCS-12b 45.13 (10.40) 42.94 (10.22) 38.49 (12.00) 44.31 (10.43) 0.080
MCS-12c 45.49 (11.51) 44.62 (12.25) 43.02 (14.65) 45.17 (11.78) 0.810
  1. *MELD score using the original mathematical formula: 9.57 × loge(creatinine) + 3.78 × Loge(total bilirubin) + 11.2 × Loge(INR) + 6.43 [21]. Patients were categorized into three groups, as proposed by Wiesner and colleagues [27], where a higher MELD score indicates a worse degree of liver disease: class I (≤ 9), class II (10–19), class III (20–29)
  2. aKruskal-Wallis one-way analysis of variance by ranks
  3. bPhysical Component Summary scale (PCS-12)
  4. cMental Component Summary scale (MCS-12)