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Table 3 Mean improvement (± Standard deviation) of SF-36 scores six months after surgery.

From: Does laparoscopic management of deep infiltrating endometriosis improve quality of life? A prospective study

  INTESTINAL RESECTION
(16 patients)
NODULE EXCISION
(50 patients)
P value
ΔSF-36 total score 37 ± 36 35 ± 42 0.08
ΔPhysical Component Summary 36 ± 35 35 ± 41 0.23
ΔPhysical Function 14 ± 25 13 ± 24 0.30
ΔRole - Physical 41 ± 46 43 ± 40 0.06
ΔBody pain 32 ± 31 30 ± 26 0.41
ΔMental Component Summary 24 ± 42 26 ± 36 0.09
ΔSocial Functioning 21 ± 32 21 ± 26 0.08
ΔRole Emotional 35 ± 51 38 ± 41 0.07
ΔMental Health 8 ± 24 10 ± 19 0.09
ΔGeneral Health 10 ± 22 11 ± 20 0.06
ΔVitality 10 ± 22 11 ± 18 0.07
  1. Comparison between patients submitted to segmental intestinal resection and patients submitted to intestinal nodule excision.