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Table 2 Fine motor skills in Tourette patients and controls, t-values

From: Fine motor skills in adult Tourette patients are task-dependent

Fine motor skills t-values: mean ± SD TS-patients (n=21) t-values: mean ± SD Controls (n=21) p-values
Steadiness R* 44.2 ± 8.5 53.9 ± 7.8 .002
Contacts by error    
Copy contours R 41.5 ± 7.5 45.9 ± 9.2 .057
Contacts by error    
Aiming R* 45.7 ± 14.3 59.4 ± 10.4 .002
Contacts outside target area    
Tapping R 54.8 ± 8.6 59.8 ± 10.2 .127
Hits in target area    
Steadiness L* 41.2 ± 7 50.8 ± 8 .000
Contacts by error    
Copy contours L 49.2 ± 11.3 53.9 ± 12.3 .158
Contacts by error    
Aiming L 50.4 ± 11.3 57 ± 12.9 .051
Contacts outside target area    
Tapping L 56.8 ± 11.4 59 ± 13.5 .351
Hits in target area    
  1. Higher t-values indicate better performance. (R = right, L = left, *significant difference between Tourette patients and healthy volunteers (pBonf.< 0.00625), pBonf. significant p-values in bold).