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Table 3 Summary of patient reported bother with sequential compression devices

From: Sequential compression devices in postoperative urologic patients: an observational trial and survey study on the influence of patient and hospital factors on compliance

Question Mean 95% confidence interval p value*
Range 1-not bothersome to 10-very bothersome
The SCDs were noisy 1.3 1.1-1.6 0.8683
The SCDs caused pain 1.4 1.1-1.7 0.6521
The SCDs were confining 3.1 2.6 - 3.6 0.7058
The SCDs caused sweating 1.8 1.4-2.1 0.722
The SCDs made my legs hot 1.9 1.5-2.2 0.7509
The SCDs caused insomnia or waking from sleep 2.1 1.6-2.5 0.1514
The SCDs caused tripping or falling 1.4 1.1-1.7 0.1693
The SCDs caused skin irritation 1.3 1.0-1.5 0.602
The SCDs caused leg or foot numbness 1.5 1.2-1.8 0.6193
The SCDs were itchy 1.7 1.3-2.2 0.4069
Putting on or taking off the SCDs was time consuming 1.7 1.4-2.0 0.1804
The SCDs felt too tight 1.8 1.4-2.2 0.7146
Range 1-strongly disagree to 5-strongly agree
The SCDs felt like a massage 3.9 3.7-4.2 0.2731
The SCDs were difficult to use 1.3 1.1-1.4 0.9715
The SCDs were comfortable 3.7 3.4-3.9 0.7915
  1. *p value indicates Spearman’s rank correlation between question response and observed compliance.
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