Table 3

Comparison of BI and FIM change scores, p values, and effect sizes

Disease groupsChange score mean (SD)p ValueEffect size
MS patients
 BI2.1 (2.4)< 0.00010.37
 FIM total6.9 (8.3)< 0.00010.30
 FIM motor6.9 (7.2)< 0.00010.34
 FIM cognitive0.1 (2.9)0.961 (NS)0
Stroke patients
 BI5.2 (4.4)< 0.00010.95
 FIM total21.9 (19.0)< 0.00010.82
 FIM motor19.1 (16.1)< 0.00010.91
 FIM cognitive2.8 (4.8)< 0.00010.61
  • Effect size=change score/standard deviation of admission score.