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Table 6 Factors associated with persistent wound pain as shown by univariate and multivariate analyses results (n = 28)

From: Abdominal fascia closure following elective midline laparotomy: a surgical experience at a tertiary care hospital in Tanzania

Independent variables Persistent wound pain Univariate analysis Multivariate analysis
Yes (N/%) No (N/%) OR (95% CI) p value OR (95% CI) p value
Type of closure
 Massive closure 24 (11.8) 180 (88.2)     
 Layered closure 4 (13.3) 26 (86.7) 3.1 (0.9–6.6) 0.392   
Fascia suture technique
 Continuous 23 (11.3) 181 (88.7)     
 Interrupted 5 (16.7) 25 (83.3) 0.2 (0.6–2.1) 0.459   
Suture absorption
 Non-absorbable 27 (13.2) 177 (86.8)     
 Absorbable 1 (3.3) 29 (96.7) 4.8 (2.6–8.5) 0.022 2.9 (2.1–8.8) 0.012
Suture material
 Monofilament 26 (12.1) 188 (87.9)     
 Multifilament 2 (10.0) 18 (90.0) 1.5 (0.1–1.9) 0.764   
Suture type
 Prolene/nylon 24 (20.0) 96 (80.0)     
 Vicryl 4 (3.5) 110 (96.5) 2.9 (1.9–9.6) 0.002 5.1 (2.8–9.5) 0.017
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