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Table 1 Temporal and spatial parameters of gait of both the individuals with CFS and control group. Temporal and spatial parameters of gait of both the individuals with CFS and control subjects at self selected pace, at the slower matched velocity and at faster matched velocity. R = Right side of the body and L = left side of the body. NS represents a non significant result from the MANOVA, reported P values are those calculated from resulting paired t-tests between individuals with CFS and controls.

From: Gait characteristics of subjects with chronic fatigue syndrome and controls at self-selected and matched velocities

  Self Selected Slower matched velocity Faster matched velocity
Parameter CFS Control p value CFS Control p value CFS Control p value
Velocity (ms-1) 0.99 1.32 0.002 0.46 0.48 NS 1.3 1.31 NS
Step distance R (cm) 55.8 64.9 0.037 42.1 46.1 0.003 65.3 64.9 NS
Step distance L (cm) 55.5 65.7 0.010 41.5 48.2 0.047 62.8 65.7 NS
Step time R (s) 0.57 0.50 0.002 0.92 0.97 NS 0.49 0.50 NS
Step time L (s) 0.58 0.51 0.002 0.92 0.99 NS 0.48 0.51 NS
Single support R (s) 0.44 0.39 0.003 0.62 0.66 NS 0.39 0.39 NS
Single support L (s) 0.45 0.39 0.010 0.63 0.63 NS 0.41 0.39 NS
Double support (s) 0.26 0.21 0.017 0.59 0.68 NS 0.19 0.21 NS
Cadence (steps/min) 105 120 0.001 68 63 NS 124 120 NS