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Table 5 ERAS nursing program and prognosis-related variables in LRC patients

From: Enhanced recovery after surgery nursing program, a protective factor for stoma-related complications in patients with low rectal cancer

Prognosis-related ERAS nursing program P-value
variables Yes No
Number, n (%) 188 (65.3) 100 (34.7)
Time to first exhaust (day) 2.1 ± 0.8 2.3 ± 0.7 0.036*
Time to defecation (day) 3.3 ± 0.9 3.7 ± 1.2 0.002*
LOS (day) 6.9 ± 1.3 7.4 ± 1.8 0.007*
SAS scores 53.1 ± 6.7 51.4 ± 5.0 0.027*
SDS scores 52.3 ± 5.5 50.7 ± 4.4 0.005*
GIQLI scores
 Subjective symptoms 65.4 ± 5.7 63.5 ± 6.1 0.009
 Physiological function 19.1 ± 2.3 18.3 ± 1.7 0.002
 Mental health 13.5 ± 1.9 12.9 ± 1.6 0.008
 Social function 13.1 ± 2.1 12.5 ± 1.8 0.016
  1. ERAS enhanced recovery after surgery, LRC low rectal cancer, LOS length of stay, SAS self-rating anxiety scale, SDS self-rating depression scale, GIQLI Gastrointestinal Quality of Life Index
  2. *P value < 0.05