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Table 4 Univariate analyses of factors associated with the fulfilment of patients’ expectations

From: Determinants of satisfaction 1 year after total hip arthroplasty: the role of expectations fulfilment

   Patients’ fulfilment score: mean ± SD Rho [95% CI] p-value
Socio-demographic and medical data    
Age   – 0.30 [−0.45; –0.13] <0.001*
Trust in surgeon   0.03 [−0.15; –0.21] 0.74
Centre 1 69.70 ± 27.66 <0.001*
  2 80.00 ± 23.10  
  3 66.62 ± 38.28  
Gender Men 81.86 ± 20.62 <0.001*
  Women 64.23 ± 31.80  
Co–morbidity No 71.96 ± 29.19  
  Yes 74.60 ± 26.79  
Preoperative parameters    
Pain   – 0.20 [−0.36; –0.02] 0.03*
WOMAC   – 0.27 [−0.42; –0.09] 0.003*
SF–12 PCS   0.15 [−0.03; 0.32] 0.10
SF–12 MCS   0.30 [0.13; 0.45] <0.001*
Postoperative parameters    
Time from surgery (days)   0.10 [−0.08; 0.28] 0.27
Residual pain Yes 80.77 ± 22.19 <0.001*
No 52.26 ± 31.98
Limp Yes 80.70 ± 20.26 <0.001*
No 36.30 ± 31.92
Complication Yes 74.09 ± 27.94 0.10
No 62.16 ± 28.75
WOMAC   – 0.71 [−0.79 ;–0.62] <0.001*
SF–12 PCS   0.38 [0.22; 0.52] <0.001*
SF–12 MCS   0.08 [−0.10; 0.25] 0.39
  1. WOMAC: 8–item WOMAC functional subscale; SF–12 PCS: SF–12 Physical component score; SF–12 MCS: SF–12 Mental component score; Patients’ fulfilment score: mean percentage of individual expectations that have been fulfilled; Rho = Pearson’s correlation coefficient; Co–morbidities were measured using the Charlson comorbidity index. *p<0.05.