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Table 2 The Early Childhood Oral Health Impact Scale (ECOHIS) scores at the baseline and 30 days after the treatment, and mean change scores by global transition ratings

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

Global transition ratings N ECOHIS scores
Mean (SD)
p a Change scores ES
Baseline After treatment Mean (SD)
After 30 days
 No change 20 4.7 (7.2) 1.6 (4.1) 0.110 3.1 (7.8)a 0.43
 Improved a little 22 5.5 (7.0) 0.6 (1.0) < 0.001 4.9 (6.5)a 0.70
 Improved a lot 110 9.1 (8.7) 0.2 (0.7) < 0.001 8.9 (8.7)b 1.02
  1. SD Standard deviation, ES Effect size
  2. Different letters indicate statistical significant differences among children according different global transition ratings (p < 0.05, by Kruskal-Wallis test)
  3. acalculated with Wilcoxon test