Table 2

Descriptive statistics for the five dimensions of the ALSA-40 and ALSAQ-5 (denoted by the prefix “mini”) for the MND Association and MND regional surveys

Mean (SD) 95% CI n
MND Association survey:
 Physical mobility69.88 (26.78)65.5–74.3144
 Mini-MOB71.58 (29.31)66.8–76.4146
 ADL/independence69.42 (26.41)65.0–73.8142
 Mini-ADL69.01 (29.70)64.2–73.9146
 Eating and drinking37.93 (32.72)32.6–43.3145
 Mini-EAT39.14 (36.78)33.1–45.2145
 Communication50.30 (40.58)43.6–57.0144
 Mini-COM50.86 (42.02)44.0–57.8145
 Emotional reactions50.59 (24.88)46.5–54.7143
 Mini-EM53.23 (32.88)47.9–58.6147
MND Regional survey:
 Physical mobility67.84 (28.63)63.5–72.2168
 Mini-MOB66.81 (34.81)64.6–69.1171
 ADL/independence69.39 (28.23)65.1–73.7168
 Mini-ADL72.11 (30.72)67.5–76.7173
 Eating and drinking39.42 (32.04)34.6–44.3171
 Mini-EAT40.70 (35.77)35.3–46.1172
 Communication49.37 (38.32)43.6–55.2169
 Mini-COM48.11 (42.32)41.7–54.5172
 Emotional reactions48.04 (26.40)44.0–52.0170
 Mini-EM50.44 (34.45)45.2–55.6171