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Table 1 P-values of two-way repeated measures ANOVA

From: Development and evaluation of a passive trunk support system for Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients

  Trunk Flexion only Trunk Flexion + Stretched Arm   Trunk Flexion only Trunk Flexion + Stretched Arm Device Cond.* Angle (Flex Only) Device Cond.* Angle (Flex + Arm)
Device Cond. Mean P Mean P Angles Cond. Mean P Mean P
All average
 With Orthosis + Vest 6.9 < 0.001 9.4 0.002 flexion 10 6.8 0.003 8.7 0.006 0.122 0.067
  With Orthosis Only 7.1 9.6 flexion 20 7.1 9.9
   Without Orthosis 8.9 11.4 flexion 30 8.1 10.6
      flexion 40 8.5 11.2
TLO
 With Orthosis + Vest 10.9 0.064 15.1 0.174 flexion 10 11.2 0.151 13.9 0.007 0.468 0.001
  With Orthosis Only 11.3 15.2 flexion 20 10.9 15.1
   Without Orthosis 12.5 16.3 flexion 30 11.8 15.9
      flexion 40 12.4 17.0
LLO
 With Orthosis + Vest 4.9 < 0.001 6.8 < 0.001 flexion 10 4.3 0.001 6.2 0.039 0.253 0.287
  With Orthosis Only 5.3 7.0 flexion 20 5.0 7.2
   Without Orthosis 6.8 8.7 flexion 30 6.1 7.9
      flexion 40 7.0 8.8
IC
 With Orthosis + Vest 5.0 0.005 6.6 0.015 flexion 10 5.3 < 0.001 6.9 0.241 0.21 0.153
  With Orthosis Only 5.6 7.0 flexion 20 5.3 7.6
   Without Orthosis 7.0 9.1 flexion 30 6.3 7.9
      flexion 40 6.7 7.8
EO
 With Orthosis + Vest 1.7 0.199 2.2 0.66 flexion 10 1.6 0.453 1.9 0.226 0.766 0.211
  With Orthosis Only 1.6 2.4 flexion 20 1.5 1.9
   Without Orthosis 1.5 2.4 flexion 30 1.5 2.4
      flexion 40 1.8 3.1
RA
 With Orthosis + Vest 0.6 0.744 0.6 0.358 flexion 10 0.5 0.227 0.6 0.263 0.419 0.282
  With Orthosis Only 0.6 0.6 flexion 20 0.6 0.6
   Without Orthosis 0.6 0.7 flexion 30 0.5 0.7
      flexion 40 0.8 0.7
  1. Data in bold are statistically significant, statistical significance was set at P < 0.05
  2. Calculation was done with device condition and flexion angle as factors and average muscle activation as outcome measure
  3. Separate ANOVA’s were performed for tests with the arms hanging down (Flex only) and the arms stretched forwards
  4. The ‘*’ represents the interaction among device conditions and angles in repeated measures ANOVA