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Table 3 Primary outcome: scores on well-being between the two groups

From: The well-being of women following total laparoscopic hysterectomy versus total abdominal hysterectomy for endometrial cancer

Question—responses TAH (n = 41) TLH (n = 29) p valuea
1.1 Opinion of health at present (visual analogue scores) 70 (55.5–81.0) 76 (61.0–84.0) 0.375
1.2 Health now compared to one year ago Much better 12 (29.3) 10 (34.5) 0.253
Somewhat better 3 (7.3) 7 (24.9)
About the same 21 (51.2) 9 (31.0)
Somewhat worse 4 (9.8) 2 (6.9)
Much worse 1 (2.4) 1 (3.4)
2.1 No. whose activities of daily living were limited by health 30 (75.0) 21 (72.4) 0.809
6.1 ‘Get sick a little easier’ than other people True 3 (7.3) 0 (0.0) 0.108
False 29 (70.7) 28 (96.6)
Don’t know 9 (22.0) 1 (3.4)
6.2 No. who felt they were ‘as healthy as anybody’ they know 33 (56.1) 20 (69.0) 0.338
6.3 No. who expected their health to ‘get worse’ 5 (12.2) 2 (6.9) 0.511
6.4 No. who felt their health was ‘excellent’ 27 (65.9) 22 (75.8) 0.920
  1. Data expressed as absolute number (percentage of total group)
  2. TAH total abdominal hysterectomy, TLH total laparoscopic hysterectomy
  3. a p value for difference between the two groups using chi2 test for categorical data, independent t test for parametric continuous data and Mann–Whitney U test for non-parametric continuous data