Table 2

Comparing quality of life in women with normal delivery and caesarean section at 6 to 8 weeks postpartum

Normal delivery (n = 50)

Caesarean section (n = 50)


Mean (SD)

Mean (SD)

95% CI for the difference

P


Physical functioning

79.5 (23.0)

77.2 (18.7)

10.6 to -6.0

0.58


Role physical

42.5 (37.2)

33.0 (33.6)

23.5 to -4.5

0.18


Bodily pain

62.8 (20.1)

62.1 (20.4)

8.7 to -7.2

0.85


General health

73.1 (19.0)

77.8 (15.0)

2.1 to -11.4

0.17


Vitality

62.9 (17.6)

54.4 (22.0)

0.56 to 16.4

0.03


Mental Health

75.1 (16.8)

66.7 (21.7)

0.67 to 16.1

0.03


Role emotional

50.6 (45.3)

38.0 (37.5)

29.1 to -3.8

0.13


Social functioning

68.2 (19.6)

63.2 (23.2)

13.5 to -3.5

0.24


Torkan et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2009 9:4   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-9-4

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