Table 3

Comparing quality of life in women with normal delivery and caesarean section at 12 to 14 weeks postpartum

Normal delivery (n = 50)

Caesarean section (n = 50)


Mean (SD)

Mean (SD)

95% CI for the difference

P


Physical functioning

88.4 (14.0)

81.5 (18.5)

0.36 to 13.4

0.03


Role physical

59.5 (39.4)

50.0 (38.4)

24.9 to -5.9

0.22


Bodily pain

71.9 (17.2)

70.7 (19.0)

8.3 to -6.0

0.75


General health

75.7 (18.4)

73.8 (18.2)

9.2 to -5.3

0.60


Vitality

61.1 (20.1)

64.3 (22.1)

5.1 to -11.5

0.45


Mental Health

74.7 (17.7)

72.3 (20.1)

9.9 to -5.1

0.52


Role emotional

62.0 (41.5)

60.6 (40.7)

17.6 to -15.0

0.87


Social functioning

70.5 (19.3)

71.5 (22.0)

7.2 to -9.2

0.81


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

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