Table 8

Results of SF-36 administration compared to results in surgical patients 6 months after PACU discharge

Variable

after AFB

(n = 50)

after other PACU

surgical patients

(n = 737)

p


SF-36 domains

physical function

55.0 (30.0-71.3)

55.0 (25.0-80.0)

0.811a

role physical

50.0 (29.7-81.3)

43.8 (18.8-75.0)

0.225a

bodily pain

52.0 (41.0-74.0)

52.0 (32.0-80.0)

0.984a

general health perception

45.0 (30.0-65.5)

45.0 (25.0-67.0)

0.863a

vitality

31.3 (20.8-42.7)

33.3 (20.8-45.8)

0.896a

social functioning

62.5 (37.587.5)

62.5 (37.5-87.5)

0.728a

role emotional

50.0 (25.0-83.3)

50.0 (25.0-83.3)

0.485a

mental health

48.0 (32.0-68.0)

52.0 (32.0-68.0)

0.854a


a Mann-Whitney U test

SF-36, Short-form 36; AFB, aorto-bifemoral bypass surgery

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

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