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Table 5 Functional ability as percent of maximal possible score (%)

From: Feasibility and effectiveness of a novel dynamic arm support in persons with spinal muscular atrophy and duchenne muscular dystrophy

  Right arm Left arm
Without support With support Difference with-without support Without support With support Difference with-without support
PUL shoulder dimension
 Subject 1 0.0 8.3 8.3 0.0 8.3 8.3
 Subject 2 8.3 25.0 16.7 8.3 16.7 8.3
 Subject 3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
 Subject 4 8.3 16.7 8.3 0.0 16.7 16.7
 Subject 5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
 Subject 6 0.0 16.7 16.7 0.0 8.3 8.3
Median (range) 0.0 (0.0;8.3) 12.5 (0.0;25.0) 8.3 (0.0;16.7) 0.0 (0.0;8.3) 8.3 (0.0;16.7) 8.3 (0.0;16.7)
PUL elbow dimension
 Subject 1 36.8 57.9 21.1 31.6 57.9 26.3
 Subject 2 57.9 68.4 10.5 57.9 57.9 0.0
 Subject 3 57.9 57.9 0.0 42.1 47.4 5.3
 Subject 4 52.6 73.7 21.1 47.4 68.4 21.1
 Subject 5 5.3 15.8 10.5 15.8 15.8 0.0
 Subject 6 63.2 78.9 15.8 63.2 73.7 10.5
Median (range) 55.3 (5.3;63.2) 63.2 (15.8;78.9) 13.2 (0.0;21.1) 44.7 (15.8;63.2) 57.9 (18.5;73.7) 7.9 (0.0;26.3)
PUL shoulder and elbow dimension
 Subject 1 22.6 38.7 16.1 19.4 38.7 19.4
 Subject 2 38.7 51.6 12.9 38.7 41.9 3.2
 Subject 3 35.5 35.5 0.0 25.8 29.0 3.2
 Subject 4 35.5 51.6 16.1 29.0 48.4 19.4
 Subject 5 3.2 9.7 6.5 9.7 9.7 0.0
 Subject 6 38.7 54.8 16.1 38.7 48.4 9.7
Median (range) 35.5 (3.2;38.7) 45.2 (9.7;54.8) 14.5 (0.0;16.1) 27.4 (9.7;38.7) 40.3 (9.7;48.4) 6.5 (0.0;19.4)
Additional daily activities
 Subject 1 50.0 100.0 50.0 50.0 91.7 41.7
 Subject 2 83.3 91.7 8.3 83.3 83.3 0.0
 Subject 3 60.0 80.0 20.0 60.0 80.0 20.0
 Subject 4 75.0 100.0 25.0 66.7 100.0 33.3
 Subject 5 40.0 40.0 0.0 40.0 40.0 0.0
 Subject 6 90.0 100.0 10.0 90.0 100.0 10.0
Median (range) 67.5 (40.0;90.0) 95.8 (40.0;100.0) 15.0 (0.0;50.0) 63.3 (40.0;90.0) 87.5 (40.0;100.0) 15.0 (0.0;41.7)