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Table 5 Mean of change scores of the Early Childhood Oral Health Impact Scale (ECOHIS) at the baseline and after the treatment collected in different times after finishing the treatment and effect sizes

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

Change scores* 7 days (n = 141) 30 days (n = 152) 90 days (n = 147)
Mean (SD) ES Mean (SD) ES Mean (SD) ES
Child section
 Symptoms 0.98 (1.24) a 0.83 0.99 (1.26)a 0.83 0.82 (1.28)a 0.68
 Function 2.01 (2.87) a 0.72 1.99 (2.87)a 0.70 1.67 (2.67)b 0.58
 Psychological 1.05 (1.73) a 0.62 1.14 (1.79)a 0.64 1.06 (0.74)a 0.60
 Self-image/social interaction 0.57 (1.37) a 0.42 0.59 (1.33)a 0.43 0.54 (1.31)a 0.39
Family section
 Parent distress 1.87 (2.35) a 0.80 1.86 (2.41)a 0.79 1.84 (2.31)a 0.79
 Family function 1.06 (1.60) a 0.66 0.98 (1.56)a 0.63 1.05 (1.59)a 0.66
Total ECOHIS scores 7.55 (8.47) a 0.90 7.54 (8.56)a 0.89 6.97 (7.88)a 0.82
  1. Different letters indicate statistical significant differences among changes scores considering different times after the treatment (p < 0.05, through Friedman test)
  2. SD Standard deviation, ES Effect size
  3. *Changes in the ECOHIS scores obtained at the baseline and in different times after finishing the treatment