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Table 5 Quality of Life after laparoscopic total hysterectomy (LTH) or laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy (LASH)

From: A critical review of laparoscopic total hysterectomy versus laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy

  Kafy et al. 2009 [17]a Nam et al. 2008 [18]b
LTH 40 LASH 40 LTH 51 LASH 39
Before After Before After Before After Before After
General health 2.2 ± 0.4 1.9 ± 0.4 2.3 ± 0.5 2.1 ± 0.6 NA NA NA NA
P < 0.001 P < 0.005 NA NA
Self-image 2.2 ± 0.4 2.1 ± 0.4 2.4 ± 0.5 2.1 ± 0.4 NA NA NA NA
P < 0.01 P < 0.006 NA NA NA NA
Sexual satisfaction 2.5 ± 0.6 2.2 ± 0.5 2.5 ± 0.7 2.3 ± 0.6 1.98 1.9 2.1 1.95
P < 0.001 P < 0.002 NS NS
Dyspareunia 2.4 ± 0.6 1.7 ± 0.5 1.9 ± 0.7 1.6 ± 0.5 2c 2 4 1
P < 0.001 P < 0.002 NA NA
Time to intercourse NA NA 5.78 ± 1.13 4.92 ± 1.2     
NA NA P < 0.001
  1. aKafy et al.’s scale: 1 very satisfied, 2 satisfied, 3 somewhat satisfied, 4 unsatisfied, 5 very unsatisfied
  2. bNam et al.’s scale: 1 not satisfied, 2 somewhat, 3 satisfied
  3. cNumber of patients