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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of the patients

From: Using PROMIS for measuring recovery after abdominal surgery: a pilot study

Gender (n %)
- Male 7 (23.3%)
- Female 23 (76.7%)
Age (mean sd) 45.3 (8.8)
Level of education (n %)a
- Low 6 (20.0%)
- Medium 12 (40.0%)
- High 12 (40.0%)
Employment status (n %)
- Employed 25 (83.3%)
- Unemployed 5 (16.7%)
Type of surgery (all laparoscopic) (n %)
- Minor surgical procedures 17 (56.7%)
- Adnexal surgery 7
- Inguinal hernia repair 5
- Cholecystectomy 5
- Intermediate (hysterectomy) 13 (43.3%)
ASA classification (mean sd) n = 24
1 16 (66.7%)
2 7 (29.2%)
3 1 (4.2%)
BMI (mean sd) 25.9 (4.6)
Mean PROMIS-PF T-score (SD) before surgery (T0) 49.4 (9.5)
Mean PROMIS-APS T-score (SD) before surgery (T0) 50.7 (10.1)
  1. aLow = preschool, primary school, lower vocational education Intermediate = secondary education, intermediate vocational education High = higher vocational education, university, postgraduate
  2. ASA American Society of Anesthesiologists classification, BMI Body Mass Index, PROMIS-PF Physical Function short form, PROMIS-APS PROMIS Ability to Participate in Social Roles and Activities short form, SD Standard Deviation