Table 1

Participant demographics

Demographic factor Patients
 Age (years)
  Mean (range)48 (19–80)
 Ethnicity (%)
  White British26/28 (93)
  African1/28 (3.5)
  Indian1/28 (3.5)
 Profession (%)
  Housewife/homemaker3/28 (10.7)
  Retired5/28 (18)
  Midwife1/28 (3.5)
  Social worker2/28 (7)
  Police2/28 (7)
  School Teacher2/28 (7)
  Pilates teacher1/28 (3.5)
  Beautician1/28 (3.5)
  Project manager3/28 (10.7)
  Accountant1/28 (3.5)
  Mental health worker1/28 (3.5)
  Charity fund raiser1/28 (3.5)
  Cleaner1/28 (3.5)
  Secretary1/28 (3.5)
  Actress1/28 (3.5)
  Not working2/28 (7)
 Previous laparoscopic surgery (%)
  Yes6/28 (21)
  No22/28 (79)