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Table 3 Summary statistics for clinical and QoL outcomes

From: A pilot randomised controlled trial evaluating mini and conventional implant retained dentures on the function and quality of life of patients with an edentulous mandible

  Mini implants Conventional implants
Outcome Baseline (n = 22) Operation (n = 22) 24 h (n = 22) 1 week (n = 22) 2 months (n = 20) 6 months (n = 19) Baseline (n = 23) Operation (n = 23) 24 h (n = 23) 1 week (n = 23) 2 months (n = 23) 6 months (n = 22)
Glucose
Mean (sd)
Median (IQR)
145.18 (54.00)     193.95 (86.84) 198.84 (111.76) 185.35 (81.02)     189.21 (87.11) 187.86 (74.21)
132 (109 to 184)     172 (152 to 204) 170 (99 to 241) 164 (126 to 230)     161 (138 to 208) 180.5 (135 to 246)
Paina
Mean (sd)
Median (IQR)
  6.5 (5.5) 3.05 (2.6) 16.8 (19.38)     11.58 (14.6) 4.3 (3.2) 38 (32.2)   
  4 (3 to 10) 3 (0 to 5) 6.5 (2 to 27)     5 (3 to 15) 3 (1 to 7) 37 (7 to 69)   
Analgesic consumption   15/22 (68.18%)   8/22 (36.36%)     20/23 (86.96%)   16/23 (69.57%)   
OHIP-20bMean (sd)
Median (IQR)
76.5 (20.1)     66.5 (28.3) 40.9 (18.1) 83.3 (23.1)     79.6 (24.9) 56.2 (29.6)
78.5 (60 to 92)     65 (43 to 80) 36 (25 to 58) 81 (64 to 100)     82 (58 to 105) 43 (29 to 81)
Affects general healthc 14/22 (63.6%)     5/20 (25%) 5/19 (26.3%) 12/23 (52.2%)     7/23 (30.4%) 4/22 (18.2%)
Implant Failure      1 0      0 0
  1. aPain assessed at the end of surgery (100 mm VAS), 24 h post surgery (0 to 10 VRS) and 1 week (100 mm VAS)
  2. bOHIP-20 has 20 items that are rated on six-point Likert type scales (range 1 = never to 6 = always). The total score of the scale ranges from 20 to 120 points, with lower scores indicating better oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL). Total scores were calculated without item weighting
  3. cOne of the questions in the satisfaction questionnaire was whether the participants felt that their oral condition impacted on their general health