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Table 5 Parameters influencing adhesion formation and the estimated likelihood on a scale from 0 (unlikely) to 4 (highly likely)

From: A European survey on awareness of post-surgical adhesions among gynaecological surgeons

Characteristic Median score ± SD of five-point Likert rating scale
Infections within abdomen 3.7 ± 0.7
Extensive tissue trauma 3.7 ± 0.6
Postoperative infections 3.6 ± 0.8
Previous surgeries 3.6 ± 0.6
Foreign body incompatibility 3.2 ± 1.0
Quantity of sutures/staples/meshes 3.2 ± 0.9
Blood in abdomen 3.2 ± 0.9
Extensive coagulation 3.2 ± 0.9
Chronic inflammatory bowel diseases 3.1 ± 1.0
Affinity to reduce wound healing 2.8 ± 0.9