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Table 1 FES + VFBT participant demographics

From: Perspectives of individuals with chronic spinal cord injury following novel balance training involving functional electrical stimulation with visual feedback: a qualitative exploratory study

Participant pseudonym Age category Mechanism of injury Level of injury Time post-injury (months) BBS (/56) *AP-COP RMS (mm) *ML-COP RMS (mm)
Charlie 65–69 NT Thoracic 97–108 27 12.32 (2.04) 9.28 (1.45)
Sharon 65–69 NT Cervical 49–60 31 NA NA
Ruth 60–64 T Cervical 13–24 42 5.90 (0.415) 10.48 (1.04)
Carol 60–64 NT Cervical 25–36 48 7.57 (0.875) 8.79 (5.14)
Suzanne 55–59 NT Thoracic 25–36 30 5.72 (1.10) 4.54 (0.825)
  1. NT Non-Traumatic, T Traumatic, BBS Berg Balance Scale, COP centre-of-pressure, RMS root mean square, AP anterior–posterior, ML medial–lateral, NA not assessed due to fatigue
  2. *COP data were collected during two 60 s trials of quiet standing with eyes open; values are reported as mean (SD). BBS scores and COP data collected at the post-training assessment