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Table 3 Regaining walking ability, changes in Functional Ambulation Categories adjusted by the number of gait training sessions

From: Implementation of a gait center training to improve walking ability and vital parameters in inpatient neurological rehabilitation- a cohort study

  Central diagnosesPeripheral diagnoses
Total sample (n = 780)STI (n = 329)STH (n = 131)CIPM (n = 74)
FCadj95%CIp valueFCadj95%CIp valueFCadj95%CIp valueFCadj95%CIp value
FAC at t0
 01.8*1.7; 2.0< 0.0012.1*1.9; 2.3< 0.0011.9*1.8; 2.1< 0.0011.7*1.5; 1.8< 0.001
 11.5*1.2; 1.9< 0.0011.6*1.2; 2.1< 0.0011.6*1.2; 2.0< 0.0011.4*1.0; 1.7< 0.001
 21.2*0.9; 1.5< 0.0011.4*0.9; 1.8< 0.0011.2*0.8; 1.5< 0.0011.0*0.7; 1.3< 0.001
 30.90.6; 1.2< 0.0010.80.5; 1.2< 0.0010.90.6; 1.2< 0.0010.80.5; 1.1< 0.001
 40.50.2; 0.8< 0.0010.50.1; 0.90.0480.50.2; 0.80.0130.50.2; 0.80.006
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  1. FAC- Functional Ambulation Categories,
  2. FCadj FAC change adjusted by the number of gait training sessions received – adjusted mean gain in walking ability between t0(start of rehabilitation) and t1(end of inpatient rehabilitation) revealed by Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) using number of gait training sessions as co-variate and computation of least squares mean estimates for the classes FAC at t0,
  3. 95%CI – 95% Confidence interval for the adjusted mean FC (95%CIs for the least squares mean estimates for the classes FAC at t0),
  4. p value- derived from ANCOVA least squares estimates for FAC at t0, *p < 0.05 and clinically relevant (minimal improvement by one FAC point),
  5. STI ischemic stroke,
  6. STH hemorrhagic stroke,
  7. CIPM Critical Illness Polyneuropathy or -Myopathy