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Table 2 Descriptive characteristics of SPPB scores and measures of lower and upper extremity function in 48 older adults with multiple sclerosis

From: Preliminary validation of the short physical performance battery in older adults with multiple sclerosis: secondary data analysis

Category Variable Median (IQR)
Primary Outcome
  SPPB (0–12) 9.0 (3.0)
  Balance (0–4) 4.0 (1.0)
  Gait Speed (0–4) 4.0 (1.0)
  Lower Extremity Strength (0–4) 1.0 (1.0)
Lower Extremity Function
  T25FW (ft/sec) 4.1 (1.7)
  6 MW (ft) 1,312 (571)
  MSWS-12 (0–100) 65.6 (62.4)
  LLFDI-ALEF (0–25) 10.5 (7.0)
  LLFDI-BLEF (0–25) 21.0 (7.0)
Upper Extremity Function
  Arm Curls (# reps) 12.0 (4.0)
  Grip Strength-R (lbs/in2) 59.0 (24.5)
  Grip Strength-L (lbs/in2) 56.5 (20.0)
  LLFDI-UEF (0–25) 18.5 (5.0)
  1. Note. IQR interquartile range, SPPB Short Physical Performance Battery, T25FW Timed 25-Foot Walk, 6 MW 6-min Walk, MSWS-12 Multiple Sclerosis Walking Scale-12, LLFDI-ALEF Late-Life Function and Disability Instrument, Advanced Lower Extremity Function Subscale, LLFDI-BLEF Late-Life Function and Disability Instrument, Basic Lower Extremity Function Subscale, LLFDI-UEF Late-Life Function and Disability Instrument, Upper Extremity Function Subscale