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Table 3 A summary of the PSQ-10 questionnaire answers

From: Correction of hallux abducto valgus by scarf osteotomy. A ten-year retrospective multicentre review of patient reported outcomes shows high satisfaction rates with podiatric surgery

Question No. Answer No/%
2. Were the risks and complications explained to you before you had your operation? Yes 1171 (98.5%)
No/not sure 12 (1%)
Not stated 6 (0.5%)
3. Did you know what to do if you had a problem after your operation? Yes 1164 (97.9%)
No/not sure 14 (1.2%)
Not stated 11 (0.9%)
4. Did you have a problem after surgery? No 913 (76.8%)
Yes - minor 225 (18.9%)
Yes - major 44 (3.7%)
Not stated 7 (0.6%)
5. After your operation, how effective was your pain control Pain control did not work 69 (5.8%)
Some discomfort 670 (56.3%)
Minimal or no pain 435 (36.6%)
Not stated 15 (1.3%)
6. When could you get back into your shoes? 2 weeks 209 (17.6%)
4 weeks 354 (29.8%)
6 weeks 294 (24.7%)
8 weeks 234 (19.7%)
12 weeks 46 (3.9%)
By 6 months 32 (2.7%)
6+ months 13 (1.1%)
Not stated 7 (0.6%)
7. Do you still have discomfort from your original foot condition? No 507 (42.6%)
Occasional twinge 540 (45.4%)
Standing long time 91 (7.7%)
When standing 17 (1.4%)
Yes, even at rest 26 (2.2%)
Not stated 8 (0.7%)
8. How would you describe your original foot condition since treatment? Much better 950 (79.9%)
Better 201 (16.9%)
The same 21 (1.8%)
A little worse 7 (0.6%)
Deteriorated 4 (0.3%)
Not stated 6 (0.5%)
9. Would you be prepared to have surgery performed under the same conditions again? Yes 1148 (96.6%)
No 32 (2.7%)
Not stated 9 (0.8%)
10. Were the original expectations that you stated at the beginning met? Yes 1103 (92.8%)
In part 71 (6.0%)
No 9 (0.8%
Not stated 6 (0.5%)