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Table 2 Primary outcomes and subscores

From: Dynamic body-weight support to boost rehabilitation outcomes in patients with non-traumatic spinal cord injury: an observational study

Variables Historical control group DBWS group
Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
FIM gain
 Total 36 (12) 48 (11)
 Self care 14 (4.5) 17 (4.3)
 Sphincter 4.6 (3.3)a 7.9 (2.1)a
 Mobility 7.4 (5.9) 11 (2.6)
 Locomotion 3.5 (2.6) 6.3 (2.9)
 Cognition 2.9 (2.1) 2.4 (1.4)
 Social cognition 3.0 (2.2) 3.5 (2.4)
Length of stay (days) 29 (31) 21 (12)
Variables Historical control group DBWS group
[range 5–109 days] [range 10–50 days]
FIM efficiency (points/day)
 Total 2.4 (1.7) 2.8 (1.4)
 Self care 1.0 (0.8) 1.0 (0.5)
 Sphincter 0.3 (0.3) 0.4 (0.2)
 Mobility 0.4 (0.3) 0.6 (0.3)
 Locomotion 0.3 (0.3) 0.4 (0.3)
 Cognition 0.1 (0.1) 0.1 (0.1)
 Social cognition 0.2 (0.2) 0.2 (0.2)
  1. DBWS Dynamic Body-weight Support, FIM Functional Independence Measure
  2. aStatistically significant difference