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Table 2 The Patient's experience postoperatively. Description of questionnaire

From: Preoperative mechanical preparation of the colon: the patient's experience

Questions Answer alternatives
Describe the extent of pain you experienced during the first, fourth and seventh postoperative day. A ten point Numerical Rating Scale where 0 = no pain and 10 = worst conceivable pain
How many times did you take pain medication during the seventh postoperative day? Zero/Once/Twice/Three times/More than three times
Describe the extent of discomfort you experienced during the first, fourth and seventh postoperative day. A ten point Numerical Rating Scale where 0 = no discomfort and 10 = worst conceivable discomfort
Describe the extent of nausea you experienced during the first, fourth and seventh postoperative day. A ten point Numerical Rating Scale where 0 = no discomfort and 10 = worst conceivable discomfort
Do you experience constipation now on the seventh postoperative day? Yes/No
Do you have diarrhoea now on the seventh postoperative day? Yes/No
How would you describe your appetite now, on the seventh postoperative day? Very good/Good/Fairly good/Fairly poor/Poor/Very poor
If you compare your appetite now with your appetite preoperatively, how would you describe it today on the seventh postoperative day? Improved a lot/Improved/Improved to some extent/Not affected/Slightly worse/Worse/Very much worse
When did you drink for the first time postoperatively? The day of surgery/The day after surgery/two days after surgery/More than two days after surgery
When did you have solid food for the first time postoperatively? The day after surgery/two days/three days/four days/five days/six days/More than six days after surgery
When did you experience the movement of gas in the bowel postoperatively? The day after surgery/two days after surgery/three days after surgery/four days after surgery/more than four days after surgery
When did you have your first bowel movement postoperatively? The day after surgery/two days after surgery/three days after surgery/four days after surgery/more than four days after surgery
Where were you when you completed this form? In the surgical department/in another hospital department/at home/with a relative