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Table 8 Comparison between group D and group M as regards Anxiety scale

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

Anxiety scale Dexmedetomidine Midazolam z test p value
group (n = 24) group (n = 24)
At 0 min     
Median (IQR) 4 (4–4) 4 (4–4) 0.000 1.000
At 10 min     
Median (IQR) 3 (3–3) 3 (2.5–3) 0.700 0.488
At 20 min     
Median (IQR) 2 (2–2) 1.5 (1–2) 4.153 < 0.001**
At 30 min     
Median (IQR) 1 (1–1) 2 (1–2) − 2.890 0.006*
At 45 min     
Median (IQR) 1 (1–1) 2 (1.5–2) − 4.897 < 0.001**
  1. Data are presented as median (IQR). z Mann-Whitney test. p value > 0.05was considered statistically non-significant, *p value < 0.05 was considered statistically significant, **p value < 0.001 was considered highly significant
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