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Table 3 Dependency and self-reported changes in health in general, 6 months after PACU discharge (n = 38)

From: Quality of life after carotid endarterectomy

Variable Before surgery 6 months after EC P
ADL    
Personal    
   Katz scale 0.26 ± 0.82 0.56 ± 0.94 0.047
   Dependency in P-ADL, n (%) 5 (12) 14 (33) 0.186
Instrumental    
   Lawton scale 5.91 ± 2.20 4.28 2.43 < 0.001
   Dependency in I-ADL, n (%) 11 (26) 28 (65) 0.164
  1. I-ADL, Instrumental Activities of Daily Living; P-ADL, Personal Activities of Daily Living