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Table 4 Comparison between group A and group B regarding FLACC score at different times of measurement

From: Safety and efficacy of dexamethasone as an adjuvant to bupivacaine in bilateral transversus abdominis plane block in children undergoing major abdominal surgery

  Group A, no. = 26 Group B, no. = 26 Test valuea P value Sig.
At arrival to PACU Median (IQR) 0 (0–0) 0 (0–0) 0.000 1.000 NS
Range 0–0 0–0
Discharge from PACU Median (IQR) 0 (0–0) 0 (0–1) − 1.190 0.234 NS
Range 0–1 0–1
2 h Median (IQR) 1 (1–1) 1 (1–1) 1.207 0.227 NS
Range 0–1 0–1
4 h Median (IQR) 1 (1–1) 1 (1–2) − 1.564 0.118 NS
Range 1–2 1–3
6 h Median (IQR) 2 (2–3) 3 (2–3) 1.834 0.067 NS
Range 1–4 2–4
8 h Median (IQR) 2 (2–2) 3 (3–4) − 4.381 0.000 HS
Range 1–3 1–4
10 h Median (IQR) 2 (2–2) 3 (2–4) − 2.168 0.030 S
Range 2–3 1–5
12 h Median (IQR) 3 (2–3) 0 (0–2) − 3.629 0.000 HS
Range 2–4 0–5
14 h Median (IQR) 2 (1–3) 3 (3–3) − 2.954 0.003 HS
Range 0–5 2–5
16 h Median (IQR) 3 (2–3) 4 (3–4) 2.818 0.005 HS
Range 2–4 1–5
18 h Median (IQR) 2 (2–3) 3 (2–5) 2.361 0.018 S
Range 1–4 1–5
20 h Median (IQR) 2 (2–3) 3 (2–4) − 2.329 0.020 S
Range 0–4 0–4
22 h Median (IQR) 2 (2–3) 3 (2–4) − 2.367 0.018 S
Range 1–4 0–4
24 h Median (IQR) 2 (2–3) 3 (2–4) − 2.177 0.029 S
Range 1–4 0–4
28 h Median (IQR) 2 (2–4) 3 (2–4) − 1.132 0.258 NS
Range 2–4 1–5
32 h Median (IQR) 3 (2–4) 3 (2–4) − 0.378 0.705 NS
Range 1–5 1–4
36 h Median (IQR) 3 (2–3) 4 (3–4) − 1.792 0.073 NS
Range 2–4 2–4
  1. PACU post-anaesthesia care unit
  2. P value > 0.05, non-significant (NS); P value < 0.05, significant (S); P value < 0.01, highly significant (HS)
  3. aMann-Whitney test
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