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Table 3 Change in trunk ROM (in degrees) between reaching with 500 g and without weight

From: Don’t forget the trunk in Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients: more muscle weakness and compensation than expected

Trunk ROM direction Reaching direction Healthy DMD p-value HC vs DMD
n median IQR n median IQR
Flexion-extension Forward 25 8.5 [3.2–21.1] 9 26.6 [13.4–31.1] 0.017
Sideward 25 5.8 [2.5–9.8] 8 11.6 [5.1–21.8] 0.303
Contra-lateral 25 5.6 [2.5–10.8] 8 11.7 [4.1–18.0] 0.231
Lateral bending Forward 25 4.1 [1.2–8.3] 9 7.3 [2.1–16.8] 0.458
Sideward 25 7.5 [5.3–11.4] 8 15.6 [4.7–21.8] 0.284
Contra-lateral 25 3.0 [−2.0–5.0] 8 8.4 [0.4–16.2] 0.125
Axial rotation Forward 25 4.7 [1.6–6.6] 9 11.0 [3.2–16.5] 0.061
Sideward 25 8.6 [3.6–15.3] 8 8.4 [3.7–10.7] 0.850
Contra-lateral 25 5.0 [−2.9–9.0] 8 11.4 [5.8–14.5] 0.062