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Table 2 Summary of outcome measurements

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

Primary Outcomes Measurement instrument Time point
PPC 8 point item score (see Table 3) Postop daily to discharge
Secondary Outcomes Measurement instrument Time point
LOS Retrospective from patient information database At discharge
SPADI 13 items scored on 11 point Likert scale Preop, at discharge, 1 month postop, 3 months postop
ROM of shoulder flexion, elevation through abduction and external rotation (subgroup) Plurimeter – V inclinometer Preop, at discharge, 1 month postop, 3 months postop
MMS of shoulder abduction, flexion and internal rotation (subgroup) Hand held dynamometer (Lafayette Instruments) Preop, 1 month postop, 3 months postop
HRQoL Short Form 36 v2 (NZ) Preoperative, 1 month postop, 3 months postop
Pain Body charts and verbal rating scale (end descriptors 0 = no pain and 10 = worst pain possible) Preop, at discharge, 1 month postop, 3 months postop
  1. Key : HRQoL – Health related quality of life, LOS – length of postoperative hospital stay, MMS – muscle strength, NZ – New Zealand, Postop – postoperative, PPC – postoperative pulmonary complication, Preop – preoperative, ROM – range of movement, SPADI – shoulder pain and disability index.