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Table 2 Consequences associated with drooling before and after scopolamine skin patch and family satisfaction among children with drooling

From: Efficacy of scopolamine transdermal patch in children with sialorrhea in a pediatric tertiary care hospital

  Scopolamine STP use Severity of Sialorrhea Statistical significancea
None Mild Moderate Severe Very severe Severity score
Consequences associated with drooling   % % % % % Mean SD P-value
Frequency of drooling Before 0.0 3.1 9.4 31.3 56.2 4.41 0.80 P<0.001
After 28.1 31.3 25 9.4 6.2 2.34 1.18
Frequency of wiping of the child’s mouth Before 3.1 3.1 18.8 9.4 65.6 4.31 1.09 P<0.001
After 31.3 37.5 9.4 15.6 6.2 2.28 1.25
Frequency of bibs or clothing changes Before 9.4 12.5 21.9 28.1 28.1 3.53 1.29 P<0.001
After 46.9 34.4 6.2 9.4 3.1 1.88 1.10
Choking and aspiration of saliva Before 56.3 6.2 18.8 12.5 6.2 2.06 1.37 P=0.001
After 84.4 12.5 3.1 0.0 0.0 1.19 0.47
Family satisfaction Unsatisfied
%
Less satisfied
%
Neutral
%
Satisfied
%
Very satisfied
%
12.5 6.2 21.9 12.5 46.9
  1. aWilcoxon signed-ranks test was applied