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Table 3 Comparison of Nottingham Health Profile – Part I among MELD score

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

NHP – Part I
Individual health status
MELD score* All patients (N = 254) P valuea
Class I (N = 176)
Mean (SD)
Class II (N = 76)
Mean (SD)
Class III (N = 6)
Mean (SD)
Mean (SD)
Mobility 18.75 (21.81) 23.29 (23.77) 35.91 (27.11) 20.51 (22.66) 0.142
Energy levels 26.36 (33.48) 35.80 (37.97) 46.61 (39.30) 29.66 (35.23) 0.105
Pain 14.08 (24.80) 14.42 (21.96) 41.67 (47.49) 14.83 (24.92) 0.289
Sleep 19.78 (27.92) 22.70 (27.01) 26.94 (26.25) 20.82 (27.56) 0.305
Emotional reactions 19.17 (23.92) 20.11 (23.36) 16.22 (29.16) 19.38 (23.78) 0.756
Social isolation 12.89 (23.15) 16.82 (25.51) 12.04 (20.21) 14.05 (23.80) 0.328
  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 the 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