Table 4

Secondary outcomes

Mean (SD) value
Control group (n=37)UL training group (n=33)LL training group (n=31)
*High scores indicate poor status.
UL, upper limb; LL, lower limb.
Comfortable walking speed (m/s):
    Week 260.44 (0.44)0.55 (0.44)0.63 (0.47)
    Week 380.52 (0.46)0.59 (0.44)0.65 (0.45)
    Week 520.53 (0.44)0.59 (0.43)0.64 (0.46)
Change at individual level >6 months:
    Number improved≥0.16 m/s622
    Number deteriorated≥0.16 m/s226
Maximal walking speed (m/s):
    Week 260.57 (0.60)0.73 (0.62)0.85 (0.65)
    Week 380.67 (0.61)0.76 (0.58)0.86 (0.62)
    Week 520.71 (0.62)0.88 (0.67)0.85 (0.63)
Change at individual level after 6 months:
    Number improved≥0.18 m/s864
    Number deteriorated≥0.18 m/s237
Used walking aids:
    Week 2617 (49%)17 (57%)14 (53%)
    Week 3821 (60%)17 (61%)16 (69%)
    Week 5220 (59%)19 (68%)15 (63%)
Sickness impact profile*
    Week 2632.9 (12.0)27.9 (13.1)25.7 (12.7)
    Week 3832.0 (12.2)28.5 (13.7)24.2 (14.3)
    Week 5231.2 (11.6)26.9 (13.1)26.1 (14.1)
Nottingham health profile*:
    Week 2611.5 (7.9)9.5 (5.9)9.8 (8.1)
    Week 3811.8 (7.4)10.6 (7.4)10.4 (8.5)
    Week 5211.7 (8.4)9.0 (6.0)11.6 (9.6)
Frenchay activities index:
    Week 268.2 (7.8)10.9 (8.3)13.7 (9.5)
    Week 5212.0 (8.3)12.7 (9.1)15.7 (11.7)