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Table 1 Results of numerical pain assessment and questionnaire scores

From: Assessment of the masseter stiffness in patients during conservative therapy for masticatory muscle disorders with shear wave elastography

Muscle / Scale Before After p-value
NRS, right masseter, median (IQR) 7 (5.25–7.00) 1 (1.00–1.75)  < 0.0001*
NRS, left masseter, median (IQR) 6 (5.00–7.00) 1 (1.00–2.00)  < 0.0001*
NRS, right temporal muscle, median (IQR) 5 (3.00–6.00) 1 (0.00–1.00)  < 0.0001*
NRS, left temporal muscle, median (IQR) 5 (3.00–6.00) 0 (0.00–1.00)  < 0.0001*
NSR, right temporal muscle tendon, median (IQR) 8 (7.00–8.00) 1 (1.002–.00)  < 0.0001*
NSR, left temporal muscle tendon, median (IQR) 8 (7.00–8.00) 1 (1.00–2.00)  < 0.0001*
PSS-10, mean ± SD 14.66 ± 6.06 13.80 ± 5.94 0.0917**
GAD-7, mean ± SD 6.71 ± 3.43 5.80 ± 3.26 0.0003**
PSQI, mean ± SD 7.83 ± 2.43 7.29 ± 2.22 0.0097**
ESS, mean ± SD 6.17 ± 3.08 5.23 ± 2.96  < 0.0001**
SWLS, mean ± SD 26.69 ± 3.84 27.26 ± 3.85 0.0008**
SSS-8, median (IQR) 9 (6.25–12.00) 4 (3.00–5.75)  < 0.0001*
  1. ESS Epworth Sleepiness Scale, GAD-7 Generalized Anxiety Disorder-7, IQR Interquartile range, NRS numerical rating scale, PSQI Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, PSS Perceived Stress Scale, SD Standard deviation, SSS-8 Somatic Symptom Scale-8 (SSS-8), SWLS Satisfaction with Life Scale
  2. *Wilcoxon test for paired samples
  3. **paired samples t-test