Table 7

Motor impairment - movement control

Time-point

Study

Measure used

Augmented therapy

Standard therapy

Mean difference

Number subjects

Mean (SD)

Number subjects

Mean (SD)

Effect size

[95% CI]


Outcome

6 weeks after start therapy

Cooke

Symmetry step time

19

18.8 (35.6)

15

28.6 (33.1)

9.7a

[-32.9, 13.5]

6 weeks after start therapy

Cooke

Symmetry step length

19

13.5 (15.8)

15

25.0 (36.6)

11.5a

[-31.3, 8.3]

Follow-up 1

18 weeks after start therapy

Cooke

Symmetry step time

19

19.4 (29.9)

14

23.0 (23.5)

3.6a

[-21.9, 14.6]

18 weeks after start therapy

Cooke

Symmetry step length

19

23.7 (49.9)

14

12.3 (11.0)

-11.4a

[-11.8, 34.6]


a = fixed effect model used; b = random effect model used; FU = Follow-up; * = = < 0.05

Note: symmetry values represent difference from total symmetry therefore a higher value indicates a worse outcome.

Cooke et al. BMC Medicine 2010 8:60   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-8-60

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