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Table 4 Scores and ES of each item of ECOHIS [M, (Q25, Q75)]

From: Oral health-related quality of life and parental anxiety in chinese children undergoing Dental General Anesthesia: a prospective study

Item Before operation One month after operation ES of one month after operation Six month after operation ES of six month after operation
Oral pain 2 (1,2) 1 (0,1)a 0.42 1 (0,2) 0.04
Had difficulty drinking hot or cold beverages 1 (0,2) 1 (0,1)a 0.16 1 (0,1) 0.09
Had difficulty eating some foods 2 (1,2) 1 (0,1)a 0.40 1 (0,1)b 0.11
Had difficulty pronouncing any words 1 (0,2) 1 (0,2) 0 1 (0,2)b 0.13
Missed pre-school, daycare or school 1 (0,2) 1 (0,1)a 0.22 1 (0,1) 0.08
Had trouble sleeping 1 (0,2) 1 (0,1)a 0.25 1 (0,1) 0.09
Been irritable or frustrated 1 (0,1) 0 (0,1)a 0.20 0 (0,1) 0.03
Avoided smiling or laughing 0 (0,1) 0 (0,1) 0 0 (0,1) 0.06
Avoided talking 0 (0,1) 1 (0,1) 0.05 0 (0,1)b 0.12
Been upset 2(1,2) 1 (0,2)a 0.46 1 (0,2) 0.04
Felt guilty 2(2,3) 1 (0,2)a 0.45 2 (0,2) 0
Taken time off from work 2(1,2) 1 (0,2)a 0.31 1 (0,2) 0.09
Had a financial impact on your family 2(1,2) 1 (1,2)a 0.23 1 (1,2)b 0.10
  1. aThe scores of ECOHIS one month after the operation are significantly lower than that before operation (P < 0.05)
  2. bThe scores of ECOHIS six month after the operation are significantly lower than one month after the operation (P < 0.05)