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Table 1 General characteristics and clinical scores at baseline for the Perturb and NonPerturb groups

From: Intense and unpredictable perturbations during gait training improve dynamic balance abilities in chronic hemiparetic individuals: a randomized controlled pilot trial

Baseline characteristics Perturb group
(median (IQR))
NonPerturb group
(median (IQR))
p value
Height (in cm) 173.0 (20.0) 170.5 (16.0) .656
Weight (in kg) 83.2 (25.0) 77.9 (9.4) .477
Age (in years) 58.0 (6.7) 57.5 (18.0) .964
Months post stroke 67.5 (19.0) 104.5 (137.0) .075
Chedoke leg (/7) 5.0 (1.5) 5.0 (2.75) .829
Chedoke foot (/7) 3.0 (2.0) 2.0 (5.0) .573
Hip spasticity 2.0 (0) 2.0 (2.5) .882
Knee spasticity 4.5 (2.8) 4.5 (5.3) .964
Ankle spasticity 4.0 (1.5) 5.0 (3.3) .360
Dynamic balance (/28) 20.0 (2.75) 16.5 (6.25) .447
Comfortable over ground speed (in m/s) 0.90 (0.31) 0.96 (0.50) .689
Fast over ground speed (in m/s) 1.35 (0.57) 1.24 (0.46) 1.000
Paretic knee extensors, maximal strength (in Nm) 94.5 (46.6) 113.9 (45.9) .165
Non-paretic knee extensors, maximal strength (in Nm) 139.1 (51.4) 123.2 (49.2) .643
Balance confidence (/100) 75.9 (31.3) 65.9 (17.5) .398
Reintegration to normal living index (/22) 3.0 (4.5) 2.0 (1.75) .591
  1. Perturb Perturbation group, NonPerturb non-perturbation group (Walking-only), IQR Interquartile range