Table 5

Dependency and self reported changes in health in general 6 months after PACU discharge (n = 50)

Variable

Before surgery

(n = 50)

6 months after AFB

(n = 50)

P


Personal activities of daily living

Katz scale

0

0

0.040

Dependency in P-ADL, n (%)

1 (2)

10 (20)

0.796

Instrumental activities of daily living

Lawton scale

7.0 (7.0-7.0)

5.0 (3.8-7.0)

<0.001

Dependency in I-ADL, n (%)

6 (12)

31 (62)

0.271


AFB, aorto-bifemoral bypass surgery; I-ADL, Instrumental Activities of Daily Living;

P-ADL, Personal Activities of Daily Living

Abelha et al. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2010 10:15   doi:10.1186/1471-2261-10-15

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