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Table 2 Section 2: Psychological aspects that are relevant to clinical orthodontics during the pandemic

From: Patients’ perceptions of orthodontic treatment experiences during COVID-19: a cross-sectional study

Question Response Number %
I felt pain and discomfort from my appliance during the pandemic Worst possible 1 0.65%
Severe pain 6 3.90%
Moderate pain 22 14.29%
Mild pain 25 16.23%
No pain 95 61.69%
Unanswered 5 3.25%
How frequent was the pain/discomfort? Less than that 26 16.88%
Everyday 8 5.2%
Few times a week 16 10.39%
Once a week 4 2.6%
No discomfort or pain 95 59.1%
Unanswered 2 1.3%
I expect the standard of care delivered to be: Excellent 131 85%
Good 21 14%
Satisfactory 1 1%
Unanswered 1 1%
My orthodontic treatment will be delayed because of the pandemic Strongly agree 29 18.83%
Agree 46 29.87%
Disagree 28 18.18%
Strongly disagree 8 5.19%
Unanswered 43 27.92%
How many extra months do you expect to stay in braces because of the pandemic? > 18 months 8 5.2%
18 months 8 5.2%
12 months 10 6.5%
6 months 33 21.4%
3 months 37 24.0%
0 1 0.6%
Unanswered 57 37.0%