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Table 3 Comparisons of the mean scores of physical, psychosocial, and pain-discomfort dimensions among the elderly over the study period

From: Improvement in oral health related quality of life among the elderly: a randomized controlled trial

VariableTimeIntervention group (SD)
(N = 43)
Control group (SD)
(N = 43)
P-value
Physical dimension scoreBaseline23.39 (4.05)23.76)4.19(❖ 0.67
Follow-up26.97 (2.12)23.81 (4.21)❖ <0.001
Score change3.58 (2.38)0.04 (0.81)❖ <0.001
P-value <0.001 0.71❖ <0.001
Psycho-social dimensionBaseline15.74 (3.23)16.44 (3.23)❖ 0.32
Follow-up1.74) 18.41)3.31) 16.39)❖ 0.001
Score change2.67 (2.008)−0.04 (0.75)❖ <0.001
P-value <0.001 0.68❖ 0.001
Pain-discomfort dimensionBaseline3.39) 15.93)2.88) 16.48)❖ 0.29
Follow-up1.35) 19.27)2.56) 15.93)❖ <0.001
Score change3.34 (2.69)−0.55 (1.09)❖ <0.001
P-value <0.001 0.03❖ <0.001
  1. ❖ independent t test
  2. paired t test