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Table 1 Descriptive information and ANOVA results of three treatment groups

From: Comparison of the effects of preemptive acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and meloxicam on pain after separator placement: a randomized clinical trial

Function Group T0 T1 T2 T3 T4
Rest Acetaminophen 0.58 ± 0.97 0.78 ± 1.26 1.08 ± 1.50 1.48 ± 1.91 1.20 ± 2.01
  Ibuprofen 0.54 ± 1.05 0.69 ± 1.30 0.95 ± 1.66 1.78 ± 2.43 1.71 ± 2.24
  Meloxicam 0.66 ± 0.93 0.80 ± 1.16 1.13 ± 1.58 1.42 ± 1.98 1.33 ± 1.84
  P valuea 0.739 0.844 0.758 0.532 0.276
Fitting posterior teeth Acetaminophen 0.84 ± 1.24 1.13 ± 1.26 1.65 ± 1.69 2.65 ± 2.68 2.10 ± 2.68
  Ibuprofen 0.69 ± 1.10 1.06 ± 1.84 1.48 ± 2.04 2.89 ± 3.00 3.02 ± 2.86
  Meloxicam 0.99 ± 1.28 1.27 ± 1.52 1.73 ± 2.06 2.44 ± 2.48 2.35 ± 2.54
  P valuea 0.281 0.675 0.694 0.566 0.095
Chewing Acetaminophen 1.01 ± 1.46 1.36 ± 1.56 1.96 ± 1.84 3.08 ± 2.97 2.79 ± 3.17
  Ibuprofen 0.98 ± 1.52 1.37 ± 2.15 1.89 ± 2.42 3.63 ± 3.24 3.75 ± 3.29
  Meloxicam 1.22 ± 1.65 1.50 ± 1.86 2.01 ± 2.14 3.05 ± 2.81 3.16 ± 3.10
  P valuea 0.560 0.871 0.939 0.397 0.177
  1. T0 (immediately after separator placement), T1 (2 h), T2 (6 h), T3 (24 h), T4 (48 h)
  2. aANOVA results