Table 2

Correlations between EP score and EDSS
Variable At FNE At last follow-up
ρ p-value ρ p-value
(a)F_EDSS

≤ 1.5(n=94,EP score 6.4±7.5,

Disease duration 3.7±4.1)

0.14 0.15 0.33 0.002

>1.5(n=49, EP score 10±9.8,

Disease duration 5.9±5.1)

0.39 0.0114 0.41 0.0064
(b)Interval between MS onset and FNE
< 2 yrs (n=48) 0.08 0.55 0.46 0.0027
2-6 yrs (n=55) 0.20 0.13 0.34 0.0297
> 6 yrs (n=40) 0.47 0.006 0.46 0.009

(a) patient population divided for the median EDSS; (b) patient population stratified for the interval between onset and the first neurological evaluation (FNE); p-values are corrected for multiple comparisons; F_EDSS= first EDSS assessment.

Margaritella et al.

Margaritella et al. BMC Neurology 2012 12:80   doi:10.1186/1471-2377-12-80

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