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Table 10 Comparison between group D and group K as regards modified Ramsay sedation score

From: Comparative study between intranasal dexmedetomidine and intranasal ketamine as a premedication for anxiolysis and sedation before pediatric general anesthesia

Sedation score Group D Group K Test value P value Sig.
No. = 38 No. = 38
Preoperative baseline before giving the intranasal drug (0 min) Median (IQR) 1 (1–2) 1 (1–2) − 0.480 0.631 NS
Preoperative 10 min after giving the intranasal drug Median (IQR) 2 (2–2) 2 (2–3) − 2.071 0.038 S
Preoperative 20 min after giving the intranasal drug Median (IQR) 3 (3–4) 3 (2–3) − 2.383 0.017 S
Preoperative 30 min after giving the intranasal drug Median (IQR) 4 (4–5) 4 (3–4) − 2.520 0.012 S
Postoperative in recovery (0 minute) Median (IQR) 4 (4–4) 4 (4–5) − 1.509 0.131 NS
Postoperative 10 min after recovery Median (IQR) 3 (3–4) 3 (3–4) − 0.127 0.899 NS
Postoperative 20 min after recovery Median (IQR) 3 (2–3) 3 (2–3) − 0.472 0.637 NS
Postoperative 30 min after recovery Median (IQR) 2 (2–2) 2 (2–2) − 0.013 0.990 NS
  1. P value > 0.05, non-significant; P value < 0.05, significant