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Table 4 Comparison of Nottingham Health Profile—Part II among MELD score

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

NHP – Part II
Life areas affected
MELD score* Total (N = 252) P-valuea
Class I (N = 176)
n (%)
Class II (N = 76)
n (%)
Class III (N = 6)
n (%)
n (%)
Item 43—Is your present state of health causing problems with your sex life?      
YES 33 (18.7) 24 (31.6) 3 (50.0) 60 (23.8) 0.037
Item 45—Is your present state of health causing problems with your vacations (summer or winter vacations, weekends away, etc.)?      
YES 39 (22.1) 15 (19.7) 4 (66.6) 58 (23.0) 0.032
  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. aPearson’schi-squared test