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Table 2 R3 BOSS vs. R3-R5 BOSS at long term follow-up (n = 163)

From: Bilateral one-stage single-port sympathicotomy in primary focal hyperhidrosis, a prospective cohort study: treat earlier?

Variable a R3-BOSS n = 35 R3-R5 BOSS n = 128 p-value
HDSS-score
 Baseline 3.72 ± 0.45 3.71 ± 0.46 0.959
 LTFU 1.47 ± 0.70 1.91 ± 0.88 0.004
Skindex-29 Overall score
 Baseline 41.1 ± 15.3 48.0 ± 14.4 0.014
 LTFU 14.3 ± 20.0 21.7 ± 20.5 0.060
Severe CH-rating 17.1 32.8 < 0.001
Recommendation rating 94.3% 85.2% 0.002
Satisfaction rate (1–5) 4.49 3.95 0.028
Satisfied with obtained result 94.3% 82.8% 0.003
  1. a Data are presented as mean ± standard deviation or number (%). HDSS Hyperhidrosis Disease Severity Scale, CH Compensatory Hyperhidrosis, LTFU Long Term Follow Up