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Table 2 SAQ-GE items significantly associated ( P< 0.05) with PLTE by univariate analysis in the derivation dataset

From: Triage using a self-assessment questionnaire to detect potentially life-threatening emergencies in gynecology

  Total, n/N* (%) PLTE, n/N (%) Other, n/N (%) Se (%) Sp (%) LR+ LR- DOR [95% CI]
Prior surgery for ovarian cyst 53/338 (15.6) 23/93 (24.7) 30/245 (12.2) 24.7 87.8 2.0 0.86 2.4 [1.3-4.4]
No history of pain of similar intensity 175/336 (52.1) 65/95 (58.4) 110/241 (45.6) 58.4 54.4 1.3 0.76 2.6 [1.5-4.3]
Pain on one side 184/337 (54.6) 69/92 (75.0) 115/245 (46.9) 75.0 53.1 1.6 0.47 3.4 [2.0-5.9]
Ovarian pain 210/337 (62.3) 69/92 (75.0) 141/245 (57.6) 75.0 42.4 1.3 0.59 2.2 [1.3-3.8]
Pain radiating to the stomach 59/336 (17.6) 23/93 (24.7) 36/243 (14.8) 24.7 85.2 1.7 0.88 1.9 [1.0-3.4]
Sudden onset of pain 170/333 (51.0) 61/94 (64.9) 109/239 (45.6) 64.9 54.4 1.4 0,64 2.2 [1.3-3.6]
Pain exacerbated by movements 248/337 (73.6) 81/94 (86.2) 167/243 (68.7) 86.2 31.3 1.3 0.44 2.8 [1.5-5.5]
Pain upon self-palpation 222/335 (66.3) 75/91 (82.4) 147/244 (60.3) 82.4 39.7 1.4 0.44 3.1 [1.7-5.7]
Vomiting 88/338 (26.0) 44/94 (46.8) 44/244 (18.0) 46.8 82.0 2.6 0.65 4.0 [2.3-6.9]
Radiating pain 35/309 (11.3) 19/87 (21.8) 16/222 (16.2) 21.8 83.8 1.3 0.93 3.6 [1.7-7.5]
Penetrating pain 114/329 (34.6) 44/92 (47.8) 70/237 (29.5) 47.8 70.5 1.6 0.74 2.2 [1.3-3.6]
Twisting pain 72/329 (21.9) 34/93 (36.6) 38/236 (16.1) 36.6 83.9 2.3 0.76 3.0 [1.7-5.3]
Pain leading to syncope 25/332 (7.5) 12/94 (12.8) 13/238 (5.5) 12.8 94.5 2.3 0.92 2.5 [1.1-5.8]
Pain with sensation of oppression 82/333 (24.6) 34/94 (36.2) 48/239 (20.1) 36.2 79.9 1.8 0.80 2.3 [1.3-3.8]
Torturous pain 68/333 (20.4 29/94 (30.8) 39/239 (16.3) 30.8 83.7 1.9 0.83 2.3 [1.3-4.0]
  1. *Because of missing data, the total may be different from 344.
  2. PLTE, potentially life-threatening emergency; Se, sensitivity; Sp, specificity; LR, likelihood ratio; DOR, diagnostic odds ratio; 95% CI, 95% confidence interval.