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Table 1 Pre-treatment and post-treatment MDF in right temporal (RT), right masseter (RM), left temporal (LT) and left masseter (LM) during maximum voluntary clenching in different groups (Wilcoxon signed rank test)

From: Effects of massage therapy and occlusal splint therapy on electromyographic activity and the intensity of signs and symptoms in individuals with temporomandibular disorder and sleep bruxism: a randomized clinical trial

   MG COSG MCOSG SOSG
RT Pre 181.9 [136.2-201.4] 188.7 [169.9-213.6] 189,5 [140.9-203.1] 159.7 [157.7-173.6]
Post 173.1 [133.3-189.5] 195.8 [182.9-210.1] 198.0 [138.4-206.1] 168.7 [156.5-180.2]
  p 0.65 0.69 0.73 0.44
RM Pre 170.9 [150.9-185.5] 151.6 [116.9-168,9] 142.8 [116.8-182.1] 156.5 [130.6-177.5]
Post 155.3 [113.3-187.3] 160.4 [135.7-183,8] 149.2 [120.4-177.2] 148.7 [121.3-167.5]
  p 0.22 1.00 0.86 0.91
LT Pre 178.7 [152.3-188.2] 194.8 [158.9-206.8] 176.1 [143.6-193.8] 156.7 [122.1-188.2]
Post 168.7 [147.2-199.7] 193.4 [158.4-206.3] 183.4 [136.4-196.9] 170.4 [145.5-208.7]
  p 0.82 0.91 0.36 0.60
LM Pre 157.5 [140,6-169.4] 145.8 [120.8-169.4] 142.1 [118.2-171.6] 135.0 [117.4-158.0]
Post 142.3 [123.5-170.4] 154.3 [122.3-179.7] 152.6 [124.3-157.5] 143.8 [90.09-155.8]
  p 0.60 0.67 0.82 0.15
  1. MG: massage therapy group; COSG: conventional occlusal splint group; MCOSG: massage therapy + conventional occlusal splint group; SOSG: silicone occlusal splint group.