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Table 1 Mean pre-op and follow up physical function and pain interference variables for patients with pre-op and follow up data greater than 120 days (n = 68)

From: Pattern of recovery and outcomes of patient reported physical function and pain interference after ankle fusion: a retrospective cohort study

VariablePre-Op
Mean (SD)
Follow Up > 120 days
Mean (SD)
Change (95% CI)p-value
Daysa59.5 (53.5)232.3 (79.0)
Physical Function36.5 (6.1)39.8 (7.3)3.3(1.6 to 5.0)< 0.01
Pain Interference63.2 (7.2)57.8 (8.3)−5.4(− 7.7 to − 3.1)< 0.01
Physical Function z –score− 1.35 (0.61)−1.02 (0.73)0.33(0.16 to 0.50)< 0.01
Physical Function HRQLa Utility Estimate0.55 (0.17)0.61 (0.19)0.06(0.02 to 0.11)< 0.01
Pain Interference z-score1.32 (0.72)0.78 (0.83)−0.54(− 0.77 to − 0.32)< 0.01
Pain Interference HRQLa Utility Estimate0.61 (0.21)0.75(0.19)0.15(0.09 to 0.20)< 0.01
  1. HRQL health related quality of life, CI Confidence interval, SD standard deviation
  2. aDays for Pre-op = number of days between evaluation and surgery; Days follow up = number of days from surgery to follow up