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Table 1 Characteristics of the study sample (N = 16)

From: Preliminary evidence for physical activity following pelvic exenteration: a pilot longitudinal cohort study

Variables Median (IQR) or N (%)
Age (years) 54.00 (46.00 to 65.00)
Gender (male) 10 (55.60%)
Length of hospital stay (days) 16 (13.50 to 22.00)
Length of ICU stay (days) 2.50 (1.75 to 5.00)
Postoperative complication (presence)
 Sepsis 5 (27.80)
 Wound 8 (44.40%)
 Cardiovascular 3 (16.70%)
 Gastrointestinal 5 (27.80%)
 Urological 4 (22.20%)
 Ostomy 7 (38.90%)
 Respiratory 4 (22.20%)
 Neurological 2 (11.10%)
 Overall complication ratea 12 (66.70%)
Baseline
 Distress (n = 16) 1.50 (0.00 to 5.00)
 Pain (n = 15) 2.00 (0.00 to 3.00)
 Physical Component Score (SF-36), (n = 16)b 48.50 (36.50 to 54.00)
 Mental Component Score (SF-36), (n = 16)b 50.50 (38.00 to 58.00)
 FACT-C (n = 15)c 106.00 (95.00 to 118.00)
6 Weeks postoperative
 Distress (n = 12) 1.50 (0.00 to 5.00)
 Pain (n = 13) 4.00 (1.50 to 7.00)
 Physical Component Score (SF-36), (n = 13)b 38.00 (27.00 to 50.00)
 Mental Component Score (SF-36), (n = 13)b 47.00 to (37.50 to 54.50)
 FACT-C, (n = 13)c 81.00 (71.50 to 91.00)
6 Months postoperative
 Distress (n = 12) 1.50 (0.25 to 5.00)
 Pain (n = 12) 3.50 (2.00 to 6.75)
 Physical Component Score (SF-36), (n = 12)b 42.00 (38.00 to 50.50)
 Mental Component Score (SF-36), (n = 12)b 49.00 (40.25 to 57.75)
 FACT-C (n = 12)c 89.50 (78.75 to 100.00)
  1. IQR Interquartile range
  2. aNumber of individual patients presenting ≥1 in hospital complication;
  3. bPossible range for SF-36® physical component scale and mental component scale: norm-based scores with an average of 50 for the population and a standard deviation of 10;
  4. cPossible range for FACT-C: 0–136; a higher score represents better quality of life