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Table 1 Comparison of Clinical Outcomes in Women receiving Intravenous Sedation (IS) versus Local Anaesthetic (LA)

From: Comparison of pain, cortisol levels, and psychological distress in women undergoing surgical termination of pregnancy under local anaesthesia versus intravenous sedation

   Pre-termination (N = 151) Post-termination (N = 115) 1 – month (N = 67) 3 – month (N = 56)
   Mean p Mean p Mean p Mean p
PTSD (CAPS) IS 9.2 ± 22.7 0.355 N/A   16.1 ± 26.2 0.074 17.2 ± 26.8 0.107
  LA 12.9 ± 24.1     29.2 ± 27.4   29.2 ± 27.4  
PTSD (DTS) IS 42.2 ± 32.5 0.067 N/A   30.3 ± 30.4 0.712 30.3 ± 30.4 0.701
  LA 32.4 ± 26.2     33.2 ± 31.1   33.3 ± 31.6  
Depression (BDI) IS 14.5 ± 9.8 0.602 N/A   10.2 ± 9.5 0.29 10.2 ± 9.5 0.279
  LA 13.6 ± 8.8     13.0 ± 12.1   13.1 ± 12.2  
Self-esteem (Rosenberg) IS 29.8 ± 6.2 0.331 N/A   30.9 ± 6.3 0.175 30.9 ± 6.3 0.152
  LA 28.8 ± 5.7     28.7 ± 6.7   28.5 ± 6.8  
Anxiety (Spielberger) IS 44.4 ± 12.0 0.645 N/A   41.1 ± 10 0.149 41.4 ± 10.7 0.142
  LA 43.4 ± 10.6     45.5 ± 11.7   45.6 ± 11.9  
Disability (Schneier) IS 4.8 ± 4.6 0.138 N/A   2.8 ± 4.0 0.327 2.8 ± 4.0 0.401
  LA 3.6 ± 3.2     3.9 ± 4.3   3.8 ± 4.3  
Cortisol IS 0.2 ± 0.2 0.001 N/A   N/A   N/A  
  LA 0.5 ± 0.5        
Dissociation (DES-T) IS N/A   7.3 ± 11.3 0.01 8.1 ± 13.0 0.142 8.1 ± 13.0 0.213
  LA    14.7 ± 17.6   14.4 ± 20.4   13.3 ± 19.7  
  1. • CAPS: Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale
  2. • DTS: Davidson Trauma Scale
  3. • BDI: Beck Depression Inventory
  4. • DES-T: Dissociative Experiences Scale-Taxon