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Table 3 Effect of combination use of DEX and fascia iliaca compartment block on sleep quality index and the side effects

From: Combination of post-fascia iliaca compartment block and dexmedetomidine in pain and inflammation control after total hip arthroplasty for elder patients: a randomized control study

VariablesControl, n = 37FICB, n = 37Combined, n = 38P value
PSQI before12.08 ± 1.6411.86 ± 1.2912.00 ± 1.340.806
PSQI after10.24 ± 1.237.76 ± 1.486.00 ± 1.470.000
Side effects, n (%)   0.731
 Nausea2 (5.4)1 (2.7)1 (2.6) 
 Emesis1 (2.7)1 (2.7)2 (5.2) 
 Pruritus1 (2.7)1 (2.7)1 (2.6) 
  1. PSQI Pittsburgh sleep quality index