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Table 2 Differences in mean scores on outcome parameters in the Tai Chi group and the TAU group

From: Mindfulness-based interventions in multiple sclerosis: beneficial effects of Tai Chi on balance, coordination, fatigue and depression

  TAU(N = 17) Tai Chi(N = 15)
  Pre Post Statistic Pre Post Statistic
  M SD M SD p M SD M SD p
Balance 6.88 4.09 6.53 4.49 0.439 8.00 2.83 9.33 2.26 0.031
Coordination 4.94 2.33 4.82 2.46 0.814 5.00 1.89 6.60 1.80 0.003
Fatigue 63.79 19.55 70.47 14.04 0.025 51.23 22.55 47.6 19.54 0.182
Depression 13.87 10.82 16.13 11.99 0.951 12.21 6.66 7.67 5.12 0.007
Lifesatisfaction 204.46 27.77 193.81 36.2 0.290 215.77 25.55 232.57 25.62 0.012
  1. Note: M = mean; SD = standard deviation; TAU = treatment as usual.