Table 52Nitrous oxide vs. behavioural management; Veerkamp 1993224; Veerkamp 1995222

Author(s): Veerkamp 1993224; Veerkamp 1995222

Question: Nitrous oxide vs. behavioural management for sedation in children

Setting: Dental

Quality assessmentSummary of findingsImportance
No of patientsEffectQuality
No of studiesDesignLimitationsInconsistencyIndirectnessImprecisionOther considerationsnitrous oxidebehavioural managementRelative (95% CI)Absolute
Anxiety (range of scores: -; Better indicated by less)
2randomised trialvery serious1no serious inconsistencyno serious indirectnessserious2none5051-MD -0.54 (-0.88 to -0.2)VERY LOW
1

Randomisation method and allocation concealment not described. There was only partial blinding

2

Two studies by same investigator with small sample sizes

Randomisation method and allocation concealment not described. There was only partial blinding

Two studies by same investigator with small sample sizes

From: 6, Drugs for sedation in infants, children and young people

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