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Table 7 A descriptive summary for the 11 questions related to the confidence in resuming orthodontic treatment

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

Questions related to the level of confidence in resuming treatment in the pandemic Mean SD 25% Median 75% Complete observations
I am confident in resuming my orthodontic treatment and finishing it while at the pandemic 4.59 0.85 4 5 5 153 (99%)
I trust my orthodontist to deliver the same standard of care during the pandemic 4.61 0.81 4 5 5 153 (99%)
I have maintained the same standards of oral hygiene as instructed by my provider during the pandemic 4.54 0.80 4 5 5 153 (99%)
I have maintained the post-operative instructions and took care of my appliance during the pandemic 4.39 0.89 4 5 5 152 (99%)
It is necessary for an orthodontist to follow up on their patients during the pandemic or any similar emergencies 4.12 0.87 4 4 5 150 (97%)
Do you feel it is safe to see your orthodontist for full adjustment appointment during the pandemic? 4.21 0.82 4 4 5 150 (97%)
I like to postpone my treatment until the pandemic is over (negative correlated; coding reversed) 4.21 0.88 4 4 5 150 (97%)
I would like to discontinue my treatment and remove my braces because of the pandemic (negative correlated; coding reversed) 4.40 0.97 4 5 5 149 (97%)
I agree with the idea of reducing the number of visits to an orthodontic clinic during the pandemic (negative correlated; coding reversed) 2.95 1.11 2 3 4 149 (97%)
It is difficult to interact and communicate with my orthodontist while at the clinic during the pandemic (negative correlated; coding reversed) 3.98 0.89 4 4 4 133 (86%)
I am pleased with the way my appointment was handled during the pandemic. 4.39 0.87 4 5 5 146 (95%)
Total score 46.47 4.75 44 47 50 128 (83%)