Characteristics

Category

Group I (MSG)

Group II (HPA)

n

Mean Rank

Test score (P-value)

N

Mean Rank

T score (P-value)

Days of Hospital stay

<1 week

22

13.09

31

(0.906) a

18

12

45

(0.297) a

>1 week

3

12.33

7

15.57

Insertion site

Wrist

7

11.64

0.888

(0.828)b

10

11.25

5.912

(0.116)b

Forearm

4

15

3

15

Dorsum of Hand

7

12

8

17.25

Cubital fossa

7

14.21

4

7.38

Size of cannula (Gauge)

<20 G

17

13.21

64.50

(0.842)a

21

13.43

33

(0.543)a

>20 G

8

12.56

4

10.75

Frequency of Insertion

First

2

10.25

17.50

(0.600)a

4

13.62

39.50

(0.858)a

‚Č•second

23

13.24

21

12.88