Table 3

Mean (SD), t - and p -values for joint mobility in the matched Typically Developing-group (n= 36) and DCD-group (n= 36)
Mobility Mean (SD) matched TD-group Mean (SD) DCD-group t-value p-value
Beighton score 3.6 (1.9) 5.0 (2.3) −2.73 .008
Knee Left # 6.9 (3.7) 11.3 (4.8) −4.42 <.001
Knee Right # 6.8 (4.3) 11.2 (4.7) −4.15 <.001
Elbow Left # 14.0 (3.5) 12.7 (6.6) 1.09 .278
Elbow Right # 14.3 (4.4) 12.6 (5.8) 1.33 .189
MCP5 Left # 88.2 (6.9) 94.9 (12.6) −2.76 .007
MCP5 Right # 87.1 (9.2) 93.9 (13.0) −2.55 .013

# Maximum joint extension in degrees per joint.

MCP5 Meta Carpo Phalangeal Joint of the 5th finger.

Jelsma et al.

Jelsma et al. BMC Pediatrics 2013 13:35   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-13-35

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