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Table 3 Comparison between the two groups in terms of variation

From: Long-term effects of low-intensity training with slow movement on motor function of elderly patients: a prospective observational study

  LST group (n = 65)
Mean (95% CI)
MT group (n = 31)
Mean (95% CI)
P value
Baseline – Month 3 later
 Body weight (kg) − 0.30 (− 0.64 to 0.04) 0.49 (− 0.01 to 0.98) 0.0105
 Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) − 8.52 (− 12.76 to − 4.29) 0.09 (− 6.04 to 6.23) 0.0239
 Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) − 3.74 (− 6.24 to − 1.23) 1.22 (− 2.40 to 4.85) 0.0278
 Timed Up & Go test (s) − 0.60 (− 1.22 to 0.01) − 0.94 (− 1.83 to − 0.04) 0.3311
 One leg balance with an open eye (s) 1.42 (−1.51 to 4.34) − 1.54 (− 5.77 to 2.69) 0.0910
 CS-30 test (counts/30 s) 2.06 (0.91 to 3.22) 0.90 (− 0.77 to 2.58) 0.2613
Baseline – Month 12 later
 Body weight (kg) − 0.51 (− 0.28 to 1.30) 0.41 (− 0.74 to 1.56) 0.8877
 Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) − 5.46 (− 9.61to − 1.32) − 6.42 (− 12.42 to − 0.42) 0.7949
 Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) − 0.89 (− 3.54 to 1.76) − 2.32 (− 6.16 to 1.52) 0.5441
 Timed Up & Go test (s) 0.07 (− 1.18 to 1.31) − 0.39 (− 2.20 to 1.42) 0.2245
 One leg balance with an open eye (s) 1.97 (− 1.90 to 5.83) − 6.24 (− 11.84 to 0.64) 0.1294
 CS-30 test (counts/30 s) 4.34 (2.84 to 5.84) 4.58 (2.41 to 6.75) 0.8559
  1. An unpaired t test was used to compare values between the two groups in terms of variation
  2. Data are presented as a mean (95% confidence interval)
  3. P < 0.05. P < 5% was considered significant in both groups
  4. LST low-stress training (low-intensity exercise with slow movement and tonic force generation), MT machine training