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Table 2 Kinematic variables (degrees) of gait for both the individuals with CFS and control subjects. Kinematic variables (in degrees) of gait for both the individuals with CFS and control subjects at Self selected velocity, at the slower matched velocity and at the faster matched velocity. Results are given for both the right and left sides. All values given represent the group mean range of movement of each of the lower limb joints during both stance and swing phase. 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 velocity Slower matched velocity Faster matched velocity
ROM (degrees)
Right
CFS Control p value CFS Control p value CFS Control p value
Hip stance 35.2 39.4 NS 28.6 32.3 NS 39.1 39.4 NS
Hip swing 32.9 37.4 NS 25.5 30.7 NS 37.3 37.4 NS
Knee stance 22.1 22.1 NS 22.0 22.2 NS 23.5 22.1 NS
Knee swing 53.3 59.3 NS 47.4 53.7 NS 54.6 59.3 NS
Ankle stance 12.6 16.8 0.049 14.5 21.4 0.014 13.6 16.9 NS
Ankle swing 11.5 20.9 <0.001 11.9 19.4 0.001 14.6 20.9 0.001
ROM (Degrees)
Left
CFS Control p value CFS Control p value CFS Control p value
Hip stance 38.0 40.2 NS 31.2 30.7 NS 41.3 40.2 NS
Hip swing 35.2 37.8 NS 27.1 30.3 NS 38.5 37.8 NS
Knee stance 22.3 22.5 NS 23.7 20.1 NS 22.1 22.6 NS
Knee swing 53.7 60.1 NS 49.1 53.8 NS 54.0 60.1 NS
Ankle stance 16.3 17.8 NS 18.2 20.5 NS 16.8 17.8 NS
Ankle swing 13.9 22.0 0.008 12.9 18.5 0.032 15.9 22.0 0.010