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Table 1 Clinical and demographic characteristics of patients with and without CHa

From: Anxiety after Sympathectomy in patients with primary palmar hyperhidrosis may prolong the duration of compensatory hyperhidrosis

  Patients without CH Patients with CH P value
(n = 65) (n = 57)
Gender    0.323*
 Male 40(61.54) 30(52.6)  
 Female 25(38.46) 27(47.4)  
Age[years]    0.440*
 Mean 21.65 21.33  
 SD 5.001 5.601  
BMI[kg/m2]    0.006
 Mean 22.86 20.04  
 SD 1.47 1.784  
Location of CHb   
 Head, face, and neck 24(42.1)  
 Forearm 24(42.1)  
 Trunk and perineum 5(8.8)  
 Calves, feet, and thighs 4(7.0)  
Degree of CHc   
 None 65(100) 0  
 Mild 30(52.6)  
 Moderate 16(28.1)  
 Severe 11(19.3)  
Hresult-1 m    0.830*
 Completely dry 40(61.5) 44(77.2)  
 Significant improvement 25(38.5) 13(22.8)  
 Improvement 0 0  
 No change 0 0  
SAI-P    0.014*
 Mean 37.22 39.86  
 SD 3.319 5.749  
SAI-1 m    0.481*
 Mean 37.51 40.19  
 SD 3.355 8.037  
TAI-P    0.633*
 Mean 39.80 40.54  
 SD 1.725 5.558  
TAI-1 m    0.697*
 Mean 39.75 40.61  
 SD 1.714 5.552  
The method of sympathectomy    0.896*
 T2-3 32(49.2) 28(49.1)  
 T2–4 14(21.5) 11(19.3)  
 T3–4 19(29.2) 18(31.6)  
  1. Note: aKolmogorov–Smirnov test for determination of distribution
  2. *Mann–Whitney U test
  3. bAccording to the rule of nines, i.e., guide for resuscitation of burn patients, the location of CH divides into 4 groups [27]
  4. cMild: CH is not noticeable, unless under detailed questioning; Moderate: CH is tolerable, but sometimes interferes with daily activities; Severe: CH is intolerable and always interferes with daily activities
  5. Abbreviations: BMI: body mass index; CH: compensatory hyperhidrosis; Hresult-1 m: hand effects in post-operative 1 month; SAI-1 m: State Anxiety Inventory score 1 month post-operatively; SAI-P: Pre-operative State Anxiety Inventory score; TAI-1 m: Trait Anxiety Inventory score 1 month post-operatively; TAI-P: Pre-operative Trait Anxiety Inventory score