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Table 3 The comparison of postoperative pain severity by numerical rating scale (NRS) score among study participants at time points of 2, 4, 6,12 and 24 h after surgery

From: The use of perineural dexamethasone and transverse abdominal plane block for postoperative analgesia in cesarean section operations under spinal anesthesia: an observational study

Postoperative pain severity score (NRS)
  Group TAPD
N = 29
Group TAPA
N = 29
P-value
2 h #c 1 (0–1) 1 (0–1) 0.84
4 h #c 2 (0–3) 2 (2–3) 0.21
6 h #c 2 (2–3) 4 (4–3) < 0.001*
12 h #c 3 (3–4) 4 (4–5) < 0.001*
24 h #c 3 (3–4) 4 (4–5) < 0.001*
  1. *P-value: p < 0.05 is statistically significant, N.B: #: median (Interquartile range); #c: the comparison between two groups using Mann-Whitney U-test, TAPD Transverse abdominis plane with dexamethasone, TAPA Transverse abdominis plane without dexamethasone