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Table 3 ZBPI worst pain scores and EQ-5D scores over the first 3 months for HZ patients according to their developing PHN or not

From: Impact of herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia on the quality of life of Germans aged 50 or above

Day HZ only (no PHN) PHN
N Mean SD N Mean SD
ZBPI ‘worst pain’ score
0 394 4.9 2.8 50 6.7 2.2
15 396 3.6 2.7 51 6.5 2.0
30 417 2.1 2.6 56 5.7 2.4
60 410 0.7 1.7 54 4.9 2.1
90 393 0.1 0.8 58 4.4 1.5
EQ-5D score
0 388 0.760 0.251 49 0.614 0.328
15 398 0.811 0.231 53 0.608 0.293
30 414 0.892 0.153 55 0.654 0.273
60 404 0.941 0.122 56 0.782 0.196
90 398 0.960 0.109 57 0.825 0.136
  1. Note: The means presented in the table are the basic means of the observed data (not corrected by the least square model)
  2. N number of evaluable questionnaires, EQ-5D EuroQoL five-dimension scale, ZBPI zoster brief pain inventory, HZ herpes zoster, PHN postherpetic neuralgia, SD standard deviation