Table 4

Change in peak torque, work done and endurance ratio in the quadriceps and hamstrings over one month. Values are mean (SD) except when given as median [inter-quartile range].

Visit 2

Visit 3

p value


Patients (n = 13)

Quadriceps

Peak torque (N)

63 (26)

58 (27)

ns

Work (J)

916 (459)

973 (493)

ns

Endurance ratio (%)

73 [62–84]

77 [68–93]

ns

Hamstrings

Peak torque (N)

41 (21)

30 (14)

ns

Work (J)

612 (280)

501 (279)

ns

Endurance ratio (%)

92 [79–103]

87 [83–99]

ns

Matched volunteers (n = 13)

Quadriceps

Peak torque (N)

73 (21)

75 (25)

ns

Work (J)

1262 (341)

1160 (370)

ns

Endurance ratio (%)

76 [69–93]

77 [68–91]

ns

Hamstrings

Peak torque (N)

46 (26)

47 (18)

ns

Work (J)

752 (202)

708 (265)

ns

Endurance ratio (%)

85 [74–108]

86 [67–91]

ns


Wilcock et al. BMC Palliative Care 2008 7:3   doi:10.1186/1472-684X-7-3

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