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Table 7 Patient’s symptoms and experience on the gynaecology ward on day 0

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 control
 Not at all 28 (37.8%) 5 (7.1%) p = 0.000 *
 Mild 24 (32.4%) 22 (31.5%)
 Moderate 18 (24.4%) 32 (45.7%)
 Severe 0 7 (10.0%)
 Missing data 4 (5.4%) 4 (5.7%)
Sickness control
 Not at all 45 (60.8%) 34 (48.5%) p = 0.117
 Occasionally 17 (23.0%) 23 (32.9%)
 Most of the time 3 (4.0%) 8 (11.4%)
 Severe 5 (6.8%) 2 (2.9%)
 Missing data 4 (5.4%) 3 (4.3%)
Tiredness
 Not at all 4 (5.4%) 0 p = 0.100
 Occasionally 24 (32.4%) 17 (24.3%)
 Most of the time 24 (32.4%) 32 (45.7%)
 Extremely 16 (21.6%) 16 (22.9%)
 Missing data 6 (8.2%) 5 (7.1%)
Are you confident to mobilise?
 Not at all 27 (36.4%) 42 (60.0%) p = 0.003 *
 Occasionally 7 (9.5%) 13 (18.6%)
 Most of the time 10 (13.5%) 7 (10.0%)
 Completely 15 (20.3%) 3 (4.3%)
 Missing data 15 (20.3%) 5 (7.1%)  
Are you confident to go home?
 Not at all 35 (47.3%) 46 (65.7%) p = 0.014 *
 Occasionally 4 (5.4%) 7 (10.0%)
 Most of the time 5 (6.8%) 6 (8.6%)
 Completely 22 (29.7%) 7 (10.0%)
 Missing data 8 (10.8%) 4 (5.7%)
  1. *Significantly more patients in the laparoscopic group had early oral intake, better pain control and were more confident in mobilising and in going home