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Table 1 Demographic Data

From: Does physiotherapy reduce the incidence of postoperative complications in patients following pulmonary resection via thoracotomy? a protocol for a randomised controlled trial

▪ Age
▪ Ethnicity
▪ Sex
▪ Smoking history & pack year history
▪ Body mass index (BMI)
▪ American Society of Anaesthesiologists score (ASA)
▪ Hand dominance
▪ History and symptoms of chronic lung disease
▪ Relevant past medical history
▪ Percutaneous oxygen saturation (SpO2)
▪ Pulmonary function tests
   ◦ Forced Expiratory Volume in 1 second (FEV1)
   ◦ Forced Vital Capacity (FVC)
   ◦ FEV1/FVC
▪ Date of surgery
▪ Surgeon
▪ Surgical procedure
▪ Duration of anaesthesia
▪ Incision site/type of thoracotomy (muscle sparing, postero-lateral, antero-lateral, axillary)
▪ Rib resections
▪ Number of chest drains in situ, length of time on suction (number of days) and length of time in situ (number of days) postoperatively
▪ Postoperative analgesia and method of administration
▪ Relevant past medical history of shoulder or upper back/neck problems and management
▪ Presence of seroma at wound site (Y/N)
▪ Time to first sit out of bed (number of hours postoperatively)
▪ Time to first mobilisation > 10 metres or equivalent walk on spot if chest drains remain on suction (number of days postoperatively)
▪ Reason for increased length of stay
▪ Physiotherapy interventions administered (total number of sessions, cumulative time and type of intervention)
▪ Return to the intensive care unit and operating theatre
▪ Postoperative chemotherapy or radiotherapy