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Table 2 Correlations between duration of surgical treatment, number of adjuvant radiotherapy sessions, length of hospital stay after surgery, and perception of quality of life and health and the WHOQOL-bref questionnaire scores

From: Patient satisfaction and quality of life in breast reconstruction: assessment of outcomes of immediate, delayed, and nonreconstruction

 WHOQOL
Physical mean (SD)Psychological mean (SD)Social relations mean (SD)Environment mean (SD)General mean (SD)
Time after mastectomy0.063 (0.582)−0.006 (0.96)−0.071 (0.529)−0.107 (0.344)−0.031 (0.783)
Time after reconstruction−0.066 (0.619)−0.093 (0.479)−0.133 (0.312)−0.071 (0.589)−0.094 (0.473)
Adjuvant radiotherapy sessions0.076 (0.498)0.078 (0.490)0.035 (0.756)−0.085 (0.451)0.046 (0.684)
Hospitalization time after mastectomy−0.293 (0.008)−0.325 (0.003)−0.092 (0.414)−0.075 (0.508)−0.259 (0.020)
Hospitalization time after reconstruction−0.141 (0.295)−0.301 (0.023)0.028 (0.838)0.074 (0.585)−0.101 (0.456)
Perception of quality of life0.492 (<0.001)0.477 (<0.001)0.357 (0.001)0.489 (<0.001)0.571 (<0.001)
Perception of health0.404 (<0.001)0.54 (<0.001)0.256 (0.021)0.502 (<0.001)0.542 (<0.001)
  1. P Spearman correlation. The variables in italic had statistically significant values (p <0.05)