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Table 3 Outcome variables and statistical tests

From: Intranasal sedation using ketamine and midazolam for pediatric dental treatment (NASO): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Variable   Outcome measures Statistical test
Dichotomous Child’s behavior during the sedation appointment and drug administration Success of sedation
Sedative administration acceptance
Adverse events occurrence Intra and postoperative adverse events Chi-square
Pain during the sedation (intensity scores will be described) Sedative administration acceptance
Pain during treatment
Explicit memory Memory of intraoperative events Chi-square
Continuous Salivary cortisol levels Child’s, parent’s and dentists’ stress ANOVA or Kruskal-Wallis
Caregivers’ and dentists’ perception of sedation Caregivers’ and dentists’ perception of sedation ANOVA or Kruskal-Wallis
  1. ANOVA analysis of variance