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Table 6 Summary statistics for subject ratings of thirst and physician ratings of hydration (N = 48)

From: Observational study of the effects of upper respiratory tract infection on hydration status

Parameter Visit 1 (With URTI) Visit 2 (After Recovery)
Subject ratings of thirsta
 Mean (SD) 44.17 (19.01) 17.17 (13.83)
 Median (range) 46.50 (9.0–91.0) 17.00 (0.0–55.0)
Physician ratings of hydrationb
 Skin turgor
  Mean (SD) 0.46 (0.58) 0.08 (0.28)
  Median (range) 0 (0–2) 0 (0–1)
 Tongue and membrane dryness
  Mean (SD) 0.85 (0.62) 0.10 (0.309)
  Median (range) 1 (0–2) 0 (0–1)
 General appearance
  Mean (SD) 0.42 (0.58) 0.08 (0.28)
  Median (range) 0 (0–2) 0 (0–1)
  1. aSubject ratings of thirst were based on a visual analog scale ranging from 0 = no thirst at all to 100 = worst thirst ever experienced
  2. bPhysicians rated hydration on a scale of 0 = no evidence of dehydration, 1 = some dehydration, 2 = moderate dehydration, and 3 = severe dehydration
  3. SD standard deviation, URTI upper respiratory tract infection