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Table 2 Comparison of the Defining Characteristics for “Delayed Surgical Recovery” Between the Groups

From: Telephonic nursing intervention for laparoscopic cholecystectomy and hernia repair: A randomized controlled study

Defining characteristicsGroup(D2)(D15)(D30)p valuea
%%N%D2 x D15D2 x D30D15 x D30
Postponed return to work/employment activitiesA18.214.6**0.240
B23.829.5**0.240
Difficult to moveA3.64.614.60.4700.470NP
B9.114.314.81.0000.2400.470
FatigueA9.10000.4700.470NP
B19.14.8000.3700.3001.000
Perception that more time is required for recoveryA9.14.6001.0000.4701.000
B14.328.614.80.4400.6100.130
Evidence of interrupted healing of surgical areaA09.1000.470NP0.470
B019.114.80.1301.0000.240
Loss of appetite with nauseaA36.49.1000.0770.0130.470
B19.114.3001.0000.1300.240
Loss of appetite without nauseaA9.10000.4700.470NP
B14.30000.2400.240NP
Help needed to complete self-careA22.79.1000.2400.0730.470
B28.614.3000.3700.0400.240
  1. p valuea = corrected McNemar test; groups: A Experimental group and B Control group; % Percentage; NP Not performed; D2 2nd Day after surgery; D15 15th Day after surgery and D30 30th Day after surgery
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