However, the restricted scales investigated (scores for Houpt categories and OSUBRS) showed a variety of relationships that should be discussed.
Interestingly, Houpt overall behavior scores correlated highly with OSUBRS scores 1 (positive rho) and 4 (negative rho) but presented moderate correlations with the Houpt categories, showing positive correlations with the percentage of Houpt score 4 for movement and crying and negative correlations with Houpt scores 1 and 2 for crying and 2 for movement.
The percentage of OSUBRS score 1 ("quiet") and score 4 ("struggling") had high positive or negative correlations with the percentages of Houpt movement and crying for score 4, but not with score 1 for Houpt movement and crying.
Most of our sample represented favorable behavior scores for OSUBRS (score 1) and for Houpt crying (score 4) and movement (score 4).
OSUBRS score 2 ("with crying, no movement") presented moderate negative correlation with the Houpt behaviors for "no movement" and "no crying" (score 4) and moderate positive correlation with score 2 for Houpt crying ("persistent crying").
In addition, one of the advantages of the Houpt scale is the possibility of identifying the magnitude of movement or crying during dental sedation, which is not originally provided in OSUBRS .
Possibly, that is why we had a few observations of OSUBRS 3 and Houpt movement scores 1 and 2.
Unfortunately, we were not able to use software to determine the OSUBRS scores according to the original idea, but the solution we found seemed reasonable.