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Table 4 Perception of participants towards success of repair and the need for corrective surgery

From: Evaluation of facial appearance in patients with repaired cleft lip and palate: comparing the assessment of laypeople and healthcare professionals

Feature Orthodontists Plastic surgeons Oral and maxillofacial surgeons Laypeople P value
Mean ± SD Mean ± SD Mean ± SD Mean ± SD
Success of repair 5.7 ± 1 4 ± 1.3 4.7 ± 1.2 6.3 ± 1.2 0.001
Need for corrective surgery 3.8 ± 2.4 4.4 ± 1 3.4 ± 1.8 2.5 ± 1.1 0.03