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Table 2 Functional test results at baseline, and 6 and 12 weeks after therapy initiation

From: Cortical activation changes and improved motor function in stroke patients after focal spasticity therapy– an interventional study applying repeated fMRI

Pt# Ashworth scale B Lindmark motor assessment scale Jamar dynamometer
Average of 3 muscle groups [0–4] Total score [≤63] Mean strength
Women [~25kg]
Men [45 kg]
  Baseline 6w 12 w Baseline 6w 12w Baseline 6w 12w
1 1.7 0.7 1.3 19 23 36 1.7 3.7 4.7
2 2.0 0.3 1.7 5 5 15 1.7 5 5.3
3 2.0 0.7 0.7 11 18 26 11.7 6 7
4 1.3 0.3 0.3 41 41 44 3 3.7 4
5 1.3 0.3 0.0 25 27 29 6.3 8 5
6 2.7 0.7 1.0 21 14 14 6 0.7 1.3
Median 1.85 0.5 0.85** 21 20.5 27.5 4.5 4.4 4.9
Range 1.3-2.7 0.3-0.7 0-1.7 5-41 5-41 14-44 3-11.7 0.7-8.0 1.3-5.3
Mean 1.8 0.5 0.8** 20.3 21.3 27.3* 5.1 4.5 4.6
  1. *p = 0.05; **p < 0.01, Friedman’s test; significant changes for baseline vs. 6 and 12 weeks according to post hoc analysis with Wilcoxon’s signed rank test.