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Table 2 Subjects’ responses to the Arabic version of Functional Obturator Scale

From: Quality of life and problems associated with obturators of patients with maxillectomies

Variables   Not at all A little Somewhat Very much Extremely
Difficulty in chewing foods Count 13 2 4 3 8
% 43.3 6.7 13.3 10.0 26.7
Leakage when swallowing foods Count 10 5 5 3 7
% 33.3 16.7 16.7 10.0 23.3
Voice different from before surgery Count 18 6 2 2 2
% 60.0 20.0 6.7 6.7 6.7
Difficulty talking in public Count 13 8 4 1 4
% 43.3 26.7 13.3 3.3 13.3
Speech is nasal Count 18 5 2 2 3
% 60.0 16.7 6.7 6.7 10.0
Difficulty pronouncing words Count 22 4 2 1 1
% 73.3 13.3 6.7 3.3 3.3
Speech is difficult to understand Count 22 4 1 0 3
% 72.4 13.8 3.4 .0 10.3
Difficulty talking on the phone Count 21 6 0 0 3
% 70.0 20.0 0 .0 10.0
Mouth feels dry Count 15 5 1 7 2
% 50.0 16.7 3.3 23.3 6.7
Dissatisfaction with looks Count 17 6 1 2 4
% 56.7 20.0 3.3 6.7 13.3
Clasp on front teeth noticeable Count 16 7 2 4 1
% 53.3 23.3 6.7 13.3 3.3
Any area feels numb Count 21 2 0 5 2
% 70.0 6.7 0 16.7 6.7
Avoidance of family or social events Count 13 6 3 4 4
% 43.3 20.0 10.0 13.3 13.3
Difficulty to insert or remove obturator Count 23 2 2 0 3
% 76.7 6.7 6.7 .0 10.0
Upper lip looks funny Count 11 6 5 3 5
% 36.7 20.0 16.7 10.0 16.7