Table 5

SF-36 means before and after hepatectomy
Variable Before hepatectomy After hepatectomy P(a)
(n = 44) (n = 44)
SF-36 domains mean ± sd mean ± sd
Physical function 85.0 ± 20.1 71.4 ± 30.2 0.025
Role physical 58.2 ± 35.6 63.4 ± 31.9 0.406
Bodily pain 67.5 ± 28.1 73.8 ± 30.6 0.326
General health perception 60.3 ± 21.1 60.5 ± 22.6 0.979
Vitality 43.4 ± 14.9 45.6 ± 14.7 0.472
Social functioning 72.4 ± 24.5 65.9 ± 28.1 0.286
Role emotional 68.6 ± 25.6 64.6 ± 30.7 0.463
Mental health 52.8 ± 19.4 59.1 ± 20.5 0.182

Wilcoxon signed rank test; SF-36, Short-form 36.

Veiga et al.

Veiga et al. BMC Anesthesiology 2013 13:4   doi:10.1186/1471-2253-13-4

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