Table 2

Preoperative data from the Swedish Post-discharge Surgical Recovery scale (baseline items), EQ-VAS and EQ index from different day surgery patients (mean, standard deviation)
Orthopaedic patients (n=353) General surgery patients (n=182) Gynaecological patients (n=67) p-value Posthoca
S-PSR score 68.8 (16.8) 74.7 (17.6) 77.0 (16.5) <0.001 A B -
EQ-VAS 71.2 (19.6) 75.8 (16.7) 77.4 (15.1) 0.003 A B -
EQ index 0.658 (.260) 0.766 (.208) 0.780 (.172) <0.001 A B -

aSignificant Bonferroni posthoc tests represented by: A = orthopaedic - gynaecological patients, B = orthopaedic - general surgery patients, C = gynaecological - general surgery patients.

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Berg et al. BMC Nursing 2012 11:24   doi:10.1186/1472-6955-11-24

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