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Table 4 Comparison of intervention effects against MCID/MDC

From: Efficacy of robot-assisted fingers training in chronic stroke survivors: a pilot randomized-controlled trial

Outcome Measures MCID/MDC Pre2-Post Pre2-6Mo
Robot Control Robot Control
Mean Change
   ARAT 5.70 14.00* 7.70* 11.00* 6.60*
   WMFT Score 5.55 9.56* 5.00 7.22* 2.90
   WMFT Time −4.36 −14.91* −3.63 −17.40* −2.68
   FMA 4.25 5.11* 5.70* 6.11* 2.70
Proportion Exceeding MCID/MDC
   ARAT 5.70 9/9(100%) 6/10(60%) 6/9(67%) 5/10(50%)
   WMFT Score 5.55 8/9(89%) 4/10(40%) 4/9(44%) 2/10(20%)
   WMFT Time −4.36 8/9(89%) 6/10(60%) 6/9(67%) 5/10(50%)
   FMA 4.25 5/9(56%) 5/10(50%) 5/9(56%) 4/10(40%)
  1. Abbreviations: ARAT, Action Research Arm Test; WMFT, Wolf Motor Function Test; FMA, Fugl-Meyer Assessment; MCID, Minimal Clinically Important Difference; MDC, Minimal Detectable Change.
  2. *indicates average improvement higher than MCID/MDC.