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Table 3 EQ-5D dimensions of surgical patients

From: Effects of a rapid response system on quality of life: a prospective cohort study in surgical patients before and after implementing a rapid response system

  Before After Differences   
  n mean n mean of mean 95% CI p-value
Mobility        
Pre-surgery 437 1.57 466 1.53 0.04 -0.43 - 0.12 0.36
3 months after surgery 396 1.76 437 1.73 0.04 -0.04 - 0.10 0.28
6 months after surgery 377 1.79 397 1.72 0.08 0.01 - 0.14 0.03*
Self-care        
Pre-surgery 437 1.26 466 1.25 0.02 -0.05 - 0.08 0.63
3 months after surgery 396 1.54 437 1.57 -0.03 -0.09 - 0.04 0.42
6 months after surgery 377 1.45 397 1.48 -0.03 -0.09 - 0.03 0.3
Usual activities        
Pre-surgery 437 1.72 466 1.75 -0.03 -0.12 - 0.07 0.56
3 months after surgery 396 1.98 437 1.92 0.05 -0.04 - 0.14 0.24
6 months after surgery 377 1.93 397 1.84 0.09 0.00 - 0.18 0.04*
Pain/discomfort        
Pre-surgery 437 1.91 466 1.86 0.05 -0.05 - 0.15 0.33
3 months after surgery 396 1.76 437 1.77 -0.01 -0.09 - 0.06 0.74
6 months after surgery 377 1.72 397 1.73 -0.01 -0.09 - 0.07 0.82
Anxiety/depression        
Pre-surgery 437 1.53 466 1.52 0.00 -0.08 - 0.09 0.96
3 months after surgery 396 1.45 437 1.42 0.02 -0.05 - 0.09 0.49
6 months after surgery 377 1.43 397 1.42 0.02 -0.05 - 0.09 0.62
  1. Before = before implementing the rapid response system (RRS); after = after implementing the RRS; EQ-5D = Euroqol 5 dimensions, scale 1–3; 1 = no problems, 2 = some/moderate problems, 3 = severe/ extreme problems;
  2. ASA-PS = American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status. Pre-surgery: fixed factors: gender, ASA-PS; covariates: age at admission. Following surgery: fixed factors: gender, ASA-PS; covariates: age at admission, length of stay planned intensive care admission, EQ-5D dimension pre surgery. * p ≤ 0.05 statistical significant.