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Table 4 Pairwise comparison among different treatment arms of VAS score in different areas of upper and lower jaw using independent Kruskal–Wallis test

From: A randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness of different methods on pain management during orthodontic debonding

Group pair p value
UR UF UL UT LR LF LL LT T
Medication—finger pressure 0.136 0.526 0.242 0.327 0.416 0.013* 0.748 0.077 0.172
Medication—stress relief 0.076 0.214 0.066 0.09 0.019* 0.002* 0.036* 0.002* 0.009*
Medication—control 0.003* 0.0001* 0.002* 0.0001* 0.004* 0.00001* 0.004* 0.00002* 0.00001*
Finger pressure—stress relief 0.778 0.544 0.504 0.474 0.128 0.505 0.076 0.169 0.215
Finger pressure—control 0.136 0.002* 0.055 0.005* 0.039* 0.041* 0.011* 0.014* 0.002*
Stress relief—control 0.227 0.012* 0.210 0.035* 0.590 0.168 0.450 0.285 0.073
  1. UR upper right, UF upper front, UL upper left, UT upper total, LR lower right, LF lower front, LL lower left, LT lower total, T total of upper and lower
  2. *p < 0.05 = statistically significant