Table 2

Fine motor skills in Tourette patients and controls, t-values
Fine motor skills t-values: mean ± SD TS-patients (n=21) t-values: mean ± SD Controls (n=21) p-values
Steadiness R* 44.2 ± 8.5 53.9 ± 7.8 .002
Contacts by error
Copy contours R 41.5 ± 7.5 45.9 ± 9.2 .057
Contacts by error
Aiming R* 45.7 ± 14.3 59.4 ± 10.4 .002
Contacts outside target area
Tapping R 54.8 ± 8.6 59.8 ± 10.2 .127
Hits in target area
Steadiness L* 41.2 ± 7 50.8 ± 8 .000
Contacts by error
Copy contours L 49.2 ± 11.3 53.9 ± 12.3 .158
Contacts by error
Aiming L 50.4 ± 11.3 57 ± 12.9 .051
Contacts outside target area
Tapping L 56.8 ± 11.4 59 ± 13.5 .351
Hits in target area

Higher t-values indicate better performance. (R = right, L = left, *significant difference between Tourette patients and healthy volunteers (pBonf.< 0.00625), pBonf. significant p-values in bold).

Neuner et al.

Neuner et al. BMC Neurology 2012 12:120   doi:10.1186/1471-2377-12-120

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