Table 5

Relative chance of feeling mentally recovered 3 weeks after the operation

Number of patients includedUnivariateMultivariate
RRp ValueRRp Value
Marital status
 Married/cohabiting122RefRef
 Living alone330.85 (0.71 to 1.02)0.0800.84 ( 0.68 to 1.04)0.121
 Living apart130.85 (0.66 to 1.10)0.2230.77 (0.61 to 0.97)0.028
Smoking
 No152RefRef
 Yes150.78 (0.51 to 1.19)0.2480.81 (0.54 to 1.23)0.323
Method of surgery
 Partial mastectomy113RefRef
 Mastectomy481.00 (0.82 to 1.21)0.9761.10 (0.89 to 1.35)0.389
Associated surgery
 Sentinel node/no axillary operation128RefRef
 Axillary lymph node dissection400.9 0 (0.72 to 1.12)0.3450.83 (0.64 to 1.09)0.178
Age1650.00 (–0.01 to 0.01)0.7100.00 (–0.01 to 0.01)0.671
Alcohol intake
 Modest91RefRef
 Moderate/heavy*761.02 (0.86 to 1.20)0.8481.01 (0.83 to 1.23)0.918
Saltin-Grimby Activity Level Scale†
 122RefRef
 21131.21 (0.87 to 1.69)0.2601.23 (0.82 to 1.83)0.314
 3+4341.25 (0.87 to 1.78)0.2271.38 (0.90 to 2.13)0.144
  • *Moderate/heavy consumption equals more than 1 unit/week.

  • †Levels of physical activity are categorised accordingly: (1) physically inactive, (2) some light physical activity, (3) regular physical activity and training and (4) regular hard physical training for competition sports.