Table 2

Comparison between the mean of the MRC, HFMS and Barthel index scores in the first evaluation and the subsequent evaluations in the 22 SMA patients treated with VPA.

Evaluation

MRC

HFMS

Barthel


1 × 2

-0.0 ± 0.4 (p = 0.999)

-0.8 ± 0.4 (p = 0.038)

-0.0 ± 0.7 (p = 0.999)

1 × 3

-0.1 ± 0.6 (p = 0.947)

-1.0 ± 0.5 (p = 0.056)

-1.3 ± 0.9 (p = 1.53)

1 × 4

-0.4 ± 0.7 (p = 0.600)

-1.4 ± 0.6 (p = 0.039)

-2.3 ± 1.1 (p = 0.043)

1 × 5

-1.0 ± 0.8 (p = 0.267)

-1.4 ± 0.7 (0.063)

-2.7 ± 1.3 (p = 0.045)


Darbar et al. BMC Neurology 2011 11:36   doi:10.1186/1471-2377-11-36

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