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Table 8 Patients’ ability to achieve milestones on the gynaecology ward on day 1

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)
Have you done your breathing exercise?
 No 25 (33.8%) 9 (12.9%) p = 0.003 *
 Yes 49 (66.2%) 61 (87.1%)
 Missing data 0 0
Have you sat out of bed or sat out in a chair?
 No 14 (18.9%) 11 (15.7%) p = 0.511
 Yes 53 (71.6%) 58 (82.9%)
 Missing data 7 (9.5%) 1 (1.4%)
Have you had a drink?
 No 8 (10.8%) 2 (2.9%) p = 0.98
 Yes 66 (89.2%) 68 (97.1%)
 Missing data 0 0
Have you had something to eat?
 No 10 (13.5%) 7 (10.0%) p = 0.609
 Yes 64 (86.5%) 63 (90.0%)
 Missing data 0 0
Have you had a wash or shower?
 No 19 (25.7%) 12 (17.1%) p = 0.230
 Yes 55 (74.3%) 58 (82.9%)
 Missing data 0 0
Are you able to put your own clothes on?
 No 6 (8.1%) 23 (32.9%) p = 0.001 *
 Yes 57 (77%) 43 (61.4%)
 Missing data 11 (14.9%) 4 (5.7%)
Have you been seen by a physiotherapist today?
 No 6 (8.1%) 11 (15.7%) p = 0.312
 Yes 56 (75.7%) 58 (82.9%)
 Missing data 12 (16.2%) 1 (1.4%)
How many times have you walked up to 60 m today?
 Nil 14 (18.9%) 23 (32.9%) p = 0.123
 Once 17 (22.9%) 20 (28.6%)
 Twice 14 (18.9%) 7 (10.0%)
 3 times 5 (6.8%) 11 (15.7%)
 4 times 7 (9.6%) 4 (5.7%)
 Missing data 17 (22.9%) 5 (7.1%)
  1. *Despite the pain and sickness, significantly more patients in the laparotomy group were able to perform the deep breathing exercises. Significantly more patients in the laparoscopic group were able to wear their own clothes