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Table 1 Modified Observer’s Assessment of Alertness/Sedation Scale (Cohen et al., 2007)

From: Intranasal dexmedetomidine versus intranasal midazolam as pre-anesthetic medication in pediatric age group undergoing adenotonsillectomy

Score Description Level of sedation
1 Does not respond to mild prodding or shaking. Deep
2 Responds to mild prodding or shaking. Moderate
3 Responds only after name is called loudly or repeatedly. Moderate
4 Lethargic response to name spoken in normal tone. Moderate
5 Appears asleep but responds readily to name spoken in normal tone. Minimal
6 Appears alert and awake, responds readily to name spoken in normal tone. Alert
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