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Table 2 Vaginal and sexual symptoms pre-operatively, 6-months and 1-year following TAH, NDVH and TLH

From: Vaginal, sexual and urinary symptoms following hysterectomy: a multi-centre randomized controlled trial

Pelvic organ functionTAHNDVHTLHSignificance
VSS pre-op [median, (IQ1-IQ3))]6 (2–8)6 (4–8.5)4 (2–10.5)p = 0.63
VSS 6-months [median (IQ1-IQ3)]4 (0–8), p < 0.001#4 (0–8), p < 0.001#3 (0–6), p < 0.001# 
VSS 1-year [median (IQ1-IQ3)]4 (0–8), p < 0.001#5 (0–8), p < 0.001#4 (0–10), p < 0.001# 
SSS pre-op [median, (IQ1-IQ3))]0 (0–11.5)0 (0–0)0 (0–0)p = 0.07
SSS 6-months [median (IQ1-IQ3)]0 (0–10), p < 0.05#0 (0–0), p = 0.69#0 (0–0), p = 0.06# 
SSS 1-year [median (IQ1-IQ3)]0 (0–14), p = 0.08#0 (0–0), p = 0.46#0 (0–4.2), p < 0.05# 
  1. #p values indicate the significance of the pelvic organ function domain score for the respective route at 6-months and 1-year compared to the pre-operative score
  2. TAH – n = 49 for all at 6-months except SSS (n = 23), n = 47 for all at 1-year except SSS (n = 22)
  3. NDVH– n = 48 for all at 6-months except SSS (n = 29), n = 45 for all at 1-year except SSS (n = 28)
  4. TLH– n = 48 for all at 6-months except SSS (n = 23), n = 47 for all at 1-year except SSS (n = 22)