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Table 4 Owner assessment of patient comforta (first part)

From: Kinetic, kinematic, magnetic resonance and owner evaluation of dogs before and after the amputation of a hind limb

  Pre (n = 12) 10 (n = 12) 30 (n = 11) 90 (n = 10) 120 (n = 10)
Attitude
 Very bright (score 0) 4 2 6 4 3
 Alert (score 1) 5 8 5 6 7
 Neither alert nor indifferent (score 2) 3 2 0 0 0
 Indifferent (score 3) 0 0 0 0 0
 Depressed (score 4) 0 0 0 0 0
Cumulative score for attitude 11 12 5 6 7
Willingness to move (general)
 Very willing (score 0) 2 3 6 5 5
 Willing (score 1) 4 8 5 4 5
 Hesitant (score 2) 4 1 0 1 0
 Reluctant (score 3) 1 0 0 0 0
 Does not move (score 4) 1 0 0 0 0
Cumulative score for willingness to move (general) 19 10 5 6 5
The dog …
… lies down …
 Easily (score 0) 3 4 7 9 9
 Carefully (score 1) 5 7 4 1 1
 Slowly (score 2) 1 1 0 0 0
 with difficulty (score 3) 2 0 0 0 0
 with a lot of difficulty (score 4) 1 0 0 0 0
Cumulative score for the dog lies down… 17 7 4 1 1
… stands up …
 Easily (score 0) 4 2 4 5 6
 Carefully (score 1) 3 10 6 4 2
 Slowly (score 2) 2 0 1 1 2
 with difficulty (score 3) 2 0 0 0 0
 with a lot of difficulty (score 4) 1 0 0 0 0
Cumulative score for the dog stands up… 17 10 8 6 6
Willingness to move after resting
 Very willing (score 0) 0 4 4 4 4
 Willing (score 1) 5 7 6 5 5
 Hesitant (score 2) 6 0 1 1 1
 Reluctant (score 3) 1 1 0 0 0
 Does not move (score 4) 0 0 0 0 0
Cumulative Score for willingness to move after resting 20 10 8 7 7
Willingness to move after exercising
 Very willing (score 0) 0 0 1 3 2
 Willing (score 1) 3 9 6 4 6
 Hesitant (score 2) 4 2 3 3 2
 Reluctant (score 3) 3 1 1 0 0
 Does not move (score 4) 2 0 0 0 0
Cumulative score for willingness to move after exercising 28 16 15 10 10
Mean score (sum of cumulative scores / patients evaluated) 9.3 5.4 4.1 3.6 3.6
  1. aModified from Hielm-Björkman et al. [13]