Table 3

Mean walking speed, derived linear and quadratic trend components of walking dynamics
Controls (n = 25) Mild MS (n = 19) Statistic Severe MS (n = 18) Statistic
M SD M SD T p M SD T p
6MW
Mean speed m/min 113.44 14.59 97.71 12.20 3.80 0.000*** 70.41 11.49 10.40 0.000***
Linear trend -0.42 0.55 -0.37 0.35 -0.33 0.745 -1.00 0.78 2.87 0.006**
Quadratic trend 0.52 0.22 0.32 0.23 2.90 0.006** 0.19 0.26 4.50 0.000***
12MW
Mean speed m/min 108.75 13.10 12.37 12.37 3.31 0.002** 66.01 11.16 11.21 0.000***
Linear trend -0.00 0.25 -0.22 0.33 2.52 0.016* -0.73 0.51 5.63 0.000***
Quadratic trend 0.05 0.04 0.05 0.03 0.02 0.983 0.03 0.03 1.68 0.100

Comparisons performed between groups of Mild MS patients and healthy controls, as well as Severe MS Patients and healthy controls.

*p-value < 0.05 ** p-value < 0.01 *** p-value < 0.001.

Burschka et al.

Burschka et al. BMC Neurology 2012 12:161   doi:10.1186/1471-2377-12-161

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