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Table 5 Patients’ symptoms and patients’ satisfaction in recovery

From: Comparing the experience of enhanced recovery programme for gynaecological patients undergoing laparoscopic versus open gynaecological surgery: a prospective study

Variable Procedure Significance
Laparoscopy (N = 74) Open (N = 70)
Pain
 None 43 (58.1%) 19 (27.2%) p = 0.001 *
 Mild 16 (21.6%) 18 (25.7%)
 Moderate 11 (14.9%) 18 (25.7%)
 Severe 2 (2.7%) 11 (15.7%)
 Missing data 2 (2.7%) 4 (5.7%)
Sickness
 None 50 (67.5%) 39 (55.7%) p = 0.139
 Mild 9 (12.2%) 14 (20.0%)
 Moderate 7 (9.5%) 12 (17.1%)
 Severe 6 (8.1%) 2 (2.9%)
 Missing data 2 (2.7%) 3 (4.3%)
Warmth
 Cold 14 (18.9%) 10 (14.3%) p = 0.768
 Slightly cold 7 (9.5%) 9 (12.9%)
 Just right 38 (51.3%) 38 (54.2%)
 Warm 12 (16.2%) 8 (11.4%)
 Too warm 1 (1.4%) 2 (2.9%)
 Missing data 2 (2.7%) 3 (4.3%)
Patient satisfaction in recovery
 Very dissatisfied 5 (6.7%) 4 (5.7%) p = 0.28
 Dissatisfied 0 1 (1.4%)
 Neutral 1 (1.4%) 4 (5.7%)
 Satisfied 15 (20.3%) 26 (37.1%)
 Very satisfied 50 (67.6%) 32 (45.8%)
 Missing data 3 (4.0%) 3 (4.3%)
  1. *Significantly more laparoscopic patients reported better pain control