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Table 1 Characteristics of study participants

From: Use of whole body vibration therapy in individuals with moderate severity of cerebral palsy- a feasibility study

  Age group (yr) Dx GMFCS GMFM-66 IS 2MWT (meters) TUG (seconds) PEDI
Self-care Mobility Social function
Pre Post Pre Post Pre Post Pre Post Pre Post Pre Post
VT01 41–45 Ataxia III 50.6 50.9 44 39.6 63 80 47 47 28 28 54 54
VT02 31–35 Sp dip III 49.9 49.9 74.7 61.2 34 40 56 57 32 32 57 57
VT03 41–45 Sp dys quad III 50.9 51.6 73.1 75.2 42 52 59 61 52 52 65 65
VT04 35–40 Sp dys quad II/III* 55.4 55.9 93.1 109.5 19 19 61 61 32 32 30 30
VT05 35–40 Sp L hemi III 50.1 50.1 37.8 40.1 42 41 61 65 39 40 62 62
VT06 35–40 Sp dys quad II/III* 52.6 55.2 71.5 86.7 10 10 58 58 56 56 60 60
VT07 6–10 Ataxia II/III* 62.7 65.6 58.3 63.1 18 18 39 40 38 38 39 39
VT08 6–10 Sp dys quad III 55.9 58.1 69.5 72.7 20 17 58 58 37 37 59 59
VT09 6–10 Sp dip III 51.3 52.9 55.3 64.7 34 27 61 61 42 42 60 60
VT10 11–15 Equi to sp. quad III 44.6 42.4 9.9 9.6 192 136 36 36 17 18 37 37
VT11 16–20 Sp quad IV 39 39 NA NA NA NA 42 42 6 10 61 61
VT12 16–20 Sp tri III 59.1 56.2 33.7 37.5 32 27 66 68 45 47 60 60
VT13 16–20 Sp dip III 53.1 52.6 60.5 65.1 21 21 69 69 36 36 48 48
VT14 21–25 Equi sp. quad III 47.3 50.3 54.1 38.2 25 29 42 42 36 36 31 31
  1. 2MWT 2-min walk test, Dip Diplegia, dys Dystonia, Dx Diagnosis, equi Equivalent to, GMFM-66 IS Gross Motor Function Measure 66 Item Set, hemi Hemiplegia, L Left, PEDI Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory, quad Quadriplegia, Sp Spastic, TUG Timed up and go test, tri Triplegia
  2. *These 3 participants had mixed clinical features of GMFCS levels II and III. They all relied on use of a walking aid with supervision (VT7) or wheeled mobility (VT4 and VT6) for long distances in outdoor environments. All were able to walk without a walking aid for short distances in indoor environments but their balance raised safety concerns; hence, VT7 used a walking frame most of the time. Neither VT4 nor VT6 were able to hold any walking aid due to the dystonic features in their upper limbs
  3. NA- data not available as VT11 used a body-weight-support walking frame for therapeutic walking only and required moderate manual assistance