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Table 1 Total and individual domains scores, change scores and effect sizes obtained with the Early Childhood Oral Health Impact Scale (ECOHIS) at the baseline, and 30 days after finishing the dental treatment (n = 152)

From: Responsiveness of the Early Childhood Oral Health Impact Scale (ECOHIS) is related to dental treatment complexity

Time after treatment Baseline 30 days Change scores Effect size
ECOHIS Possible ranges Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
Child section 0–36     
 Symptoms (1 item) 0–4 1.15 (1.20) 0.16 (0.49)* 0.99 (1.26) 0.83
 Function (4 items) 0–16 2.14 (2.81) 0.15 (0.73)* 1.99 (2.87) 0.70
 Psychological (2 items) 0–8 1.17 (1.77) 0.03 (0.24)* 1.14 (1.79) 0.64
 Self-image/social interaction (2 items) 0–8 0.59 (1.35) 0.01 (0.08)* 0.59 (1.33) 0.43
Family section 0–16     
 Parent distress (2 items) 0–8 1.91 (2.36) 0.05 (0.44)* 1.86 (2.41) 0.79
 Family function (2 items) 0–8 1.01 (1.55) 0.03 (0.33)* 0.98 (1.56) 0.63
Total ECOHIS scores 0–52 7.97 (8.46) 0.43 (1.68)* 7.54 (8.56) 0.89
  1. SD standard deviation
  2. *Statistically significant difference between the ECOHIS scores at the baseline and 30 days after finishing the treatment (p < 0.05, calculated by Wilcoxon test)