Table 3 Differences between boys and girls in intervention group according to oral (PI, GI) and mental (CPQ11-14, CPTSD-RI) health variables pre and post program

From: A short-term approach for promoting oral health of internally displaced children with PTSD: the key is improving mental health—results from a quasi-randomized trial

Variable Boys Girls Differences**
mean SD P value* mean SD P value*
PI Pre 2.28 0.45 0.000 2.06 0.73 0.000 0.217
Post 1.81 0.39 1.34 0.57 0.000**
GI Pre 2.05 0.43 0.000 2.18 0.45 0.000 0.296
Post 1.53 0.55 1.45 0.56 0.602
CPQ11-14 Pre 73.82 16.67 0.000 75.40 15.71 0.000 0.716
Post 48.69 12.38 46.21 12.22 0.452
CPTSD-RI Pre 45.56 13.12 0.001 45.72 16.03 0.000 0.967
Post 38.91 11.04 31.62 12.23 0.023**
  1. PI, Plaque Index; GI, Gingival Index; CPQ11-14, Child Perception Questionnaire age between 11 and 14; CPTSD-RI, Child Posttraumatic Stress Reaction Index; SD, Standard Deviation
  2. *Wilcoxon Signed Ranks Test
  3. **Independent samples t-test