Table 5

Health-related quality of life over time and between different day surgical groups, based on a two-way repeated measure ANOVA
Scales Baseline (preoperative) mean (SD) Day 30 (postoperative) mean (SD) Sourcea p-value
EQ index (n=454) 0.727 (0.227) 0.795 (0.220) Time <0.001
 Orthopaedic patients 0.683 (0.246) 0.744 (0.215) Group <0.001
 General surgery patients 0.783 (0.187) 0.868 (0.203) Time x Group 0.560
 Gynaecological patients 0.796 (0.171) 0.854 (0.221)
EQ-VAS (n=443) 74.8 (17.2) 82.5 (16.8) Time <0.001
 Orthopaedic patients 72.6 (18.5) 80.0 (16.5) Group <0.001
 General surgery patients 77.4 (15.0) 85.4 (17.3) Time x Group 0.706
 Gynaecological patients 78.2 (14.7) 87.5 (14.6)

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.

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

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