Table 3 Summary of Neonatal Oral Motor Assessment Scale (NOMAS) scores
GroupNOMAS “before”NOMAS “after”Mean (SD) NOMAS “change”
Treatment infantsMedian = 1Median = 97.1 (1.9)
Range (0–4)Range (6–10)
Control infantsMedian = 2Median = 74.6 (2.1)
Range (0–7)Range (4–10)
Mean difference = 2.5
U = 9.5
p = 0.034
p<0.05
  • As can be seen, the difference between the groups was statistically significant with the treatment group having a significantly greater change in NOMAS scores.