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Table 1 Patients’ characteristics at baseline

From: Quality of life outcomes in patients undergoing knee replacement surgery: longitudinal findings from the QPro-Gin study

  (n = 132)
Age, mean ± SD, years 67.9 ± 8.6
Female Sex, n (%) 97 (73.5)
Low education, n (%) 86 (65.2)
BMI, mean ± SD, kg/m2 28.7 ± 4.4
GDS, median (IQR) 1 (0–5)
MMSE, median (IQR) 29 (28–30)
Diseases, n (%)
Sensory 53 (40.2)
Respiratory 25 (18.9)
Cardiovascular 97 (73.5)
Gastrointestinal 57 (43.2)
Endocrine 30 (22.7)
Metabolic 50 (37.9)
Neurological 26 (19.7)
Urogenital/gynaecological 22 (16.7)
Immunologic-rheumatic 8 (6.1)
Musculoskeletal 124 (93.9)
Psychiatric 39 (29.5)
Oncological 10 (7.6)
Other 10 (7.6)
Comorbidity (No. of diseases), median (IQR) 4 (3,5)
Baseline Medications, n (%) 122 (92.4)
Corticosteroid/anti-inflammatory/analgesic 58 (43.9)
for cardiovascular diseases 84 (63.6)
for gastrointestinal diseases 42 (31.8)
for metabolic diseases 58 (43.9)
for neurological diseases 43 (32.6)
for bone diseases 24 (18.2)
for other diseases 20 (15.2)
Current smoker, n (%) 17 (12.9)
Current alcohol user, n (%) 105 (79.5)
Surgery type, n (%)
 UKA 47 (35.6)
 TKA 85 (64.4)
  1. Abbreviation: SD standard deviation, IQR inter quartile range, BMI Body Mass Index, GDS Geriatric Depression Scale, MMSE Mini-Mental State Examination, UKA unicompartmental knee arthroplasty, TKA total knee arthroplasty
  2. GDS ranges from 0 [best] to 15 [worst]
  3. MMSE ranges from 0 [worst] to 30 [best]