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Table 4 Physical and mental component summary

From: Long term outcome and quality of life after open incisional hernia repair - light versus heavy weight meshes

  LW mesh
(Vypro®)
HW mesh
(Prolene®)
German normal population
PCS 47.8 ± 7.5 49.4 ± 7.3 47.9 ± 9.7
MCS 46.6 ± 8.5 48.8.8 ± 10.0 51.16 ± 8.1
  1. PCS (physical component summary) and MCS (mental component summary) in comparison to the age-stratified German population. (Bullinger M, Kirchberger I. S36 Fragebogen zum Gesundheitszustand Holzgreve 1998)