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Table 3 EPIC-26 mean and standard deviation (SD) adverse effect findings of the work ability groups at survey

From: A cross-sectional study of current work ability after radical prostatectomy

VariablesModerate/poor work ability (N = 309)High work ability (N = 421)p-valueTotal sample (n = 730)
Urinary domain, mean (SD)70.3 (24.0)80.1 (21.1)< 0.001*76.1 (22.9)
 Incontinence subscale65.2 (28.4)74.5 (26.7)< 0.001*70.5 (27.8)
 Irritation/obstruction subscale78.0 (26.8)86.1 (21.9)< 0.001*82.7 (24.4)
 Overall urinary problem68.4 (29.8)79.8 (27.3)< 0.001*76.6 (22.0)
Bowel domain, mean (SD)86.1 (20.5)93.0 (15.0)< 0.001*90.1 (17.8)
 Overall bowel problem87.9 (22.1)94.2. (15.2)< 0.001*89.2 (20.5)
Sexual domain, mean (SD)26.6 (25.8)35.5 (28.3)0.001*#30.8 (27.7)
 Erection ability17.6 (26.7)25.0 (29.8)0.011*#21.8 (28.8)
 Difficulty with orgasm32.2 (32.3)42.5 (33.0)0.002*#38.1 (33.1)
 Firmness of erections34.4 (39.4)45.9 (40.8)0.004*#41.0 (40.6)
 Reliability of erections25.6 (37.9)33.7 (40.4)0.06*#30.3 (39.6)
 Sexual function18.9 (26.1)27.4 (29.6)0.001*#23.8 (28.5)
 Overall sexual problem30.7 (31.4)38.4 (33.2)0.002*#35.2 (32.1)
Hormonal domain; mean (SD)74.2 (24.7)90.7 (16.6)< 0.001*83.8 (21.9)
 Hot flashes89.8 (23.4)95.9 (15.1)< 0.001*93.6 (19.0)
 Breast problems93.8 (18.4)98.2 (9.3)< 0.001*96.4 (13.9)
 Depression68.0 (31.7)88.4 (22.1)< 0.001*81.1 (27.6)
 Lack of energy59.1 (34.0)86.4 (22.6)< 0.001*#76.3 (30.3)
 Weight change79.9 (28.9)92.8 (18.4)< 0.001*88.8 (23.4)
  1. *Adjusted for age at survey; # Mann-Whitney U-test