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Table 3 Comparison in terms of preoperative VAS score with P values

From: Understanding the apprehension and concern haunting patients before a total knee arthroplasty

  Patient’s with VAS ≤ 7 Patient’s with VAS > 7 P value
Total number of patients 160 340  
Fear of pain 103 (64.37%) 187 (55%) 0.0479
Fear of return to normal activities / ADL 18(11.25%) 72 (21.17%) 0.0071
Apprehension about receiving domestic help 33 (20.26%) 67 (19.70%) 0.8106
Fear of withstanding major surgery (TKA) 6 (3.75%) 14 (4.12%) 0.8453