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Table 1 Preoperative responses for the OSA-18 and change scores in TT and TE

From: Tonsillotomy versus tonsillectomy on young children: 2 year post surgery follow-up

  TT pre TT change scoreb
at 6 mo
TE pre TE change scorebat 6 mo P-valuecTT/TE change scores at 6 mo TT change scorebpre to 2 yr TE change scorebpre to 2 yr P-value TT/TE change scores pre to 2 yr
  n=35 n=35 n=32 n=32   n=32 n=32  
Total 3.5±1.0 1.8±1,0 3.4±1.0 1.8±1,0 NS 1.8±1,2 1.9±1,4 NS
Sleep disturbancea 4.2±1.3 2.7±1.5 3.9±1.4 2.6±1.5 NS 2.9±1.5 2.5±1.3 NS
Physical symptomsa 3.9±1.3 1.9±1.7 3.8±1.4 2.1±1.6 NS 2.1±1.5 2.0±1.4 NS
Emotional distressa 3.2±1.7 1.0±1.4 3.1±1.4 1.1±1.5 NS 1.6±2.1 1.7±1.8 NS
Daytime functiona 3.1±1.4 1.2±1.5 3.3±1.3 1.7±1.2 NS 1.5±1.3 1.3±1.3 NS
Caregiver concernsa 3.0±1.6 1.6±1.5 2.8±1.4 1.5±1.3 NS 1.5±1.5 1.5±1.3 NS
  1. amean ± standard deviation (SD; bChange score=The follow-up mean survey score and the individual domain scores subtracting from the baseline mean and individual domain mean scores cMann-Whitney U-Test. (Change score<0.5=trivial change; 0.5 to 0.9= small change; 1.0 to 1.4 =moderate change; and ≥1.5= large change). The children reoperated with tonsil surgery are excluded in the two year follow-up.