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Table 1 Patients’ characteristics and device settings

From: Weight-supported training of the upper extremity in children with cerebral palsy: a motor learning study

ID Age [y] Sex Cerebral Palsy categories More affected arm Dominant arm MACS GMFCS WeeFIM Arm length and spring settings
Total S-C Mob Cog Upper Lower
1* 14.7 m Mixed: dystonia and ataxic Right Left 2 1 98 47 18 33 9 / E 7 / A
2* 14.4 m Mixed: bilateral spastic and ataxic Left Right 2 2 114 50 35 29 3 / E 11 / C
3 8.3 m Bilateral spastic Right Left 2 3 85 36 19 30 0 / C 3 / A + ½
4 9.1 m Bilateral spastic Left Right 1 3 95 44 30 21 6 / B 6 / A
5 12 m Unilateral spastic Left Right 2 2 48 26 5 17 6 / E 6 / C
6* 9.3 f Bilateral spastic Left Right 1 2 110 51 31 28 0 / C 6 / B
7* 13.7 m Mixed: ataxic, dystonia and bilateral spastic Right Left 2 2 100 49 28 23 6 / D 10 / A
8* 14.6 f Ataxic Left Right 2 2 94 44 16 34 5 / D 9 / A
9 17.9 m Unilateral spastic Right Left 3 2 105 46 33 26 12 / F 12 / C
10 18 m Ataxic Left Right 2 1 124 54 35 35 2 / E 9 / A
11 13.3 m Unilateral spastic Right Left 3 1 111 47 30 34 0 / D 4 / A
12 8.4 m Unilateral spastic Right Left 2 1 122 56 31 35 0 / D 5 / A
13* 13.4 m Mixed: dystonia and bilateral spastic Right Left 2 4 75 38 18 19 0 / D 6 / A
  1. Patients with ID 4 and 5 had to be excluded due to compliance issues. Patients marked with a superscript star (*) additionally performed the 8-day-retention test. The length and spring (for the weight support) settings of the upper and lower arm of the ARMEO Spring® could vary between 0 and 12 (upper arm length), 1–12 (lower arm length), A-I (upper arm spring tension), and A-E (lower arm spring tension)
  2. Abbreviations: ID identification number, f female, m male, MACS Manual Ability Classification System, GMFCS Gross Motor Function Classification System, WeeFIM pediatric Functional Independence Measure, S-C self-care domain, Mob mobility domain, Cog cognition domain