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Table 2 Differences between dental assistants (n = 40) and assistant nurses (n = 64) in scores on domains of the questionnaire EUROQUEST, tested by univariate analyses of variance

From: Neurological symptoms among dental assistants: a cross-sectional study

Domain Unadjusted data Adjusted data
  Dental assistants Assistant nurses p-value Effect size* R 2
  Mean/SD Mean/SD  
Neurological symptoms 18.1/5.0 14.6/4.0 0.028 0.49 0.367
Psychosomatic symptoms 21.6/5.9 18.8/4.0 0.024 0.50 0.347
Mood 18.8/5.9 16.7/4.8 0.257 0.24 0.410
Memory deficit 11.4/4.1 9.1/2.6 0.003 0.59 0.401
Concentration difficulties 6.7/1.9 5.6/1.6 0.045 0.50 0.182
Fatigue 14.7/5.7 11.8/4.3 0.023 0.49 0.389
Sleep disturbance 10.1/3.3 7.9/2.4 0.010 0.52 0.338
  1. 1Adjusted for age, education, alcohol consumption (units per week), smoking (cigarettes per week) and personality traits (anxiety and general health).
  2. 2Effect size= The difference between the mean values of the two occupational groups, divided by the standard deviation.
  3. SD= standard deviation. R2 = Adjusted R squared