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Table 3 Results

From: Determinants of patient satisfaction following reconstructive shoulder surgery

Univariable analysis     Multivariable
Determinant Number of pat. Satisfied patt. * p-value p-value
Type of operation    0.0001** 0.0001
 Rotator cuff 216 51%   
 Totalarthroplasty 289 73%   
Gender    0.238 n.s.
 Male 271 59%   
 Female 234 65%   
Marital status    0.442 n.s.
 Single 169 64%   
 Married 328 60%   
Health insurance    0.0001** n.s.
 Statutory 226 53%   
 Private 266 69%   
Occupation    0.0001** n.s.
 Light physical work 195 64%   
 Heavy physical work 90 47%   
 Retired 194 69%   
 Job-seeking/IV-Ins. 22 36%   
Affected side    0.502 n.s.
 Right 339 61%   
 Left 166 64%   
Dominance    0.521 n.s.
 Dominant 358 61%   
 Adominant 147 64%   
Opposite shoulder affected    0.363 n.s.
 No 428 63%   
 Yes 77 57%   
Nature of the injury    0.139 n.s.
 Trauma during leisure time 294 59%   
 Trauma during labour time 46 61%   
 Non-traumatic orthopaedic disease 165 68%   
Revision surgery    0.0001** 0.062***
 Yes 225 49%   
 No 280 72%   
Non shoulder-specific previous operations    0.548 n.s.
 Less than 2 306 61%   
 More than 2 197 63%   
Smoking    0.001 n.s.
 No 416 65%   
 Yes 89 46%   
Alcohol abuse    0.039 n.s.
 No 468 63%   
 Yes 37 46%   
Responsible surgeon    0.045 n.s.
 Senior surgeon 70 61%   
 Senior consultant 137 53%   
 Medical director 298 66%   
Chronic Comorbidity    0.382 n.s.
 No 371 61%   
 Yes 134 65%   
Diabetes mellitus    0.171 n.s.
 No 475 63%   
 Yes 30 50%   
Psychotropic drugs    0.741 n.s.
 No 417 62%   
 Yes 88 60%   
Immunosuppressive medication    0.177 n.s.
 No 478 61%   
 Yes 27 74%   
Complications (intra-,postOP)    0.001 0.008
 No 459 64%   
 Yes 46 39%   
  1. *Contains only very satisfied and satisfied patients
  2. **Significant compared to “Bonferroni-corrected” p-value (p = 0.00095)
  3. ***Without significance