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Table 2 Comparison of patients’ scores in discomfort symptoms

From: Effect of low-concentration carbohydrate on patient-centered quality of recovery in patients undergoing thyroidectomy: a prospective randomized trial

  F Group PW Group CH Group P value
Thirst
 Arrival in the operating theatre 5 (3) 4 (2)a 3 (3.5)a 0.000
 3 h after surgery 8 (2.5) 6 (3)a 5 (3.5)ab 0.000
Hunger
 Arrival in the operating theatre 4 (4) 4.5 (2) 2 (3)ab 0.000
 3 h after surgery 5 (2) 5 (2) 4 (2)ab 0.000
Anxiety
 1d before surgery 1 (0.5) 1 (1) 1 (1) 0.175
 Arrival in the operating theatre 3 (1.5) 3 (1)a 3 (1)a 0.008
 3 h after surgery 5 (1) 3 (1)a 3 (2)a 0.000
 1d after surgery 3 (2) 3 (1.75) 2 (1)ab 0.000
  1. Data are presented as M (IQR). Details of the groups are shown in Table 1
  2. acompared with F group the difference was significant at 0.05 level
  3. bcompared with PW group the difference was significant at 0.05 level