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Table 4 Quality of life (SF-36)

From: Colonic J-pouch versus side-to-end anastomosis for rectal cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Quality of life (SF-36) No. of studies J-pouch Side-to-end I2 (%) Analysis model WMD 95% CI P value
Patients Mean Patients Mean
Baseline
 Physical function 2 63 81.09 64 75.75 0 Fixed 5.34 − 1.61, 12.28 0.13
 Social function 2 66 74.76 66 70.93 0 Fixed 3.83 − 4.56, 12.21 0.37
 General health perception 2 65 67.63 65 60.19 0 Fixed 7.44 0.39, 14.48 0.04
Short term
 Physical function 2 39 75.85 46 69.28 82 Random 6.57 − 14.96, 28.10 0.55
 Social function 2 40 68.91 46 63.71 67 Random 5.20 − 12.47, 22.88 0.56
 General health perception 2 39 70.08 47 70.56 79 Random − 0.48 − 19.39, 18.43 0.96
Medium term
 Physical function 2 46 84.13 44 77.58 66 Random 6.55 − 10.59, 23.69 0.45
 Social function 2 48 82.94 45 82.76 70 Random 0.18 − 14.64, 15.00 0.98
 General health perception 2 48 71.75 45 70.81 72 Random 0.94 − 12.62, 14.51 0.89
  1. WMD weighted mean difference, CI confidence interval