Table 2

Preoperative and postoperative mean scores
Knee group Hernia group LCCa group Shoulder group
(n = 44) (n = 43) (n = 33) (n = 23)
Physical Function Pre** 49.2 (29.5) 75.6 (20.0) 90.9 (13.1) 71.5 (17.5)
Post*** 64.4 (24.5) 83.6 (20.7) 89.7 (16.2) 79.7 (21.0)
P 0.001 0.01 NS 0.01
Role Physical Pre 31.3 (35.8) 55.2 (39.9) 74.0 (36.8) 36.2 (42.5)
Post 56.8 (44.6) 64.5 (39.0) 68.9 (37.0) 62.0 (39.8)
P 0.000 NS NS 0.01
Bodily Pain Pre 44.0 (25.6) 64.1 (24.8) 63.2 (24.5) 40.0 (25.5)
Post 59.7 (24.2) 74.5 (23.6) 77.5 (21.6) 66.0 (28.0)
P 0.001 0.01 0.01 0.000
General Health Pre 58.8 (18.6) 63.7 (21.2) 64.7 (17.2) 60.2 (18.4)
Post 60.4 (20.2) 67.1 (20.6) 72.9 (18.8) 66.3 (18.9)
P NS NS 0.004 0.02
Vitality Pre 56.0 (22.1) 68.7 (21.8) 65.9 (20.3) 52.8 (22.8)
Post 64.7 (23.3) 77.7 (21.1) 77.0 (16.0) 66.4 (22.4)
P 0.02 0.002 0.000 0.01
Social Functioning Pre 67.6 (26.7) 84.9 (18.8) 80.5 (22.4) 72.7 (23.7)
Post 82.8 (20.0) 88.4 (20.7) 91.3 (14.5) 87.0 (16.2)
P 0.001 NS 0.002 0.01
Mental Health Pre 72.3 (17.2) 81.6 (14.7) 78.8 (15.1) 69.4 (22.5)
Post 78.2 (16.6) 85.2 (17.1) 85.6 (14.0) 79.7 (16.4)
P 0.01 NS 0.01 NS
Role Emotional Pre 59.8 (42.3) 75.2 (34.2) 82.3 (33.9) 68.1 (46.6)
Post 70.5 (40.6) 83.3 (29.7) 88.9 (25.9) 78.3 (39.7)
P NS NS NS NS

Preoperative and postoperative mean scores for each study group are shown for the eight dimensions assessed by the RAND-36 health-related quality of life questionnaire. Values are mean (standard deviation). P-values for statistically significant differences between preoperative and postoperative mean scores are shown for each surgical group. *LCC = laparoscopic cholecystectomy, **Pre = Preoperative mean score, ***Post = Postoperative mean score.

Mattila et al.

Mattila et al. BMC Anesthesiology 2012 12:30   doi:10.1186/1471-2253-12-30

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