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Table 3 Number of patients in each Functional Ambulatory Category (FAC) over the treatment period.

From: An observational report of intensive robotic and manual gait training in sub-acute stroke

FAC Baseline
Week-0
Mid-Point
Week-4
End-Point
Week-8
0 19 8 3
1 27 15 10
2 13 15 11
3 5 10 11
4 5 17 18
5 0 4 16
FAC Baseline
Week-0
Mid-Point
Week-4
End-Point
Week-8
≤ 2 (non-ambulatory) 59 38 24
≥ 3 (ambulatory) 10 31 45
  1. At commencement of the study, the majority of patients were in low FAC levels, with nil patients in Category 5. This trend changed across the weeks to ultimately have a more even spread across categories at week 8, including 16 patients in the highest category and only 3 remaining in the lowest category. This trend is highlighted with division of the FAC into non-ambulatory (FAC ≤ 2) and ambulatory (FAC ≥ 3), showing a movement of majority from non-ambulatory (85% of the patients, n = 59) at commencement, to ambulatory by completion of the training program (65.2%, n = 45).