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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 Chi-square
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 Chi-square
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