Table 4

Postoperative recovery over time and between different day surgical groups, based on a two-way repeated measure ANOVA (n=404)
Scales Day 1 mean (SD) Day 7 mean (SD) Day 14 mean (SD) Sourcea p-value
S-PSR total 58.1 (17.4) 71.1 (18.0) 78.0 (16.6) Time <0.001
 Orthopaedic patients 57.0 (16.7) 68.8 (17.5) 75.6 (16.6) Group 0.001
 General surgery patients 57.8 (18.3) 72.4 (18.6) 80.1 (16.9) Time x Group 0.162
 Gynaecological patients 64.3 (17.6) 79.7 (16.0) 84.8 (13.2)
QoR-23 total 97.3 (12.4) 103.2 (10.8) 106.6 (9.7) Time <0.001
 Orthopaedic patients 96.3 (12.4) 101.9 (11.1) 105.3 (10.5) Group 0.006
 General surgery patients 97.4 (12.6) 104.9 (9.0) 108.4 (8.0) Time x Group 0.108
 Gynaecological patients 102.0 (10.6) 105.9 (12.5) 108.9 (8.2)

a Time – main effect within subjects over time, Group – main effect between orthopaedic, general surgery and gynaecological day surgery patients, Time x Group – interaction effect for time and group.

S-PSR (possible score range: min 10 – max 100).

QoR-23 (possible score range: min 23 – max 115).

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

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