Table 1

Baseline characteristics by treatment allocated

Intervention groupControl group
Characteristic(n=133)(n=68)
Values are mean (SD) unless stated otherwise.
EDSS, expanded disability status scale; FIM: functional independence measure; MMSE: mini mental state examination; PP, primary progressive; RR, relapsing-remitting; SP, secondary progressive.
Age (years)47 (10.3)46.7 (13.3)
Women (n (%))86 (65)47 (69)
Married (n (%))77 (58)36 (53)
Working (n (%))31 (23)19 (28)
Disease duration (years)18.4 (9.5)18.6 (11)
Disease type
    RR (n (%))26 (19.6)14 (20.6)
    PP (n (%))27 (20.5)14 (20.6)
    SP (n (%))80 (59.9)40 (58.8)
EDSS6.0 (2.0)5.8 (2.2)
FIM87.3 (27.7)87.4 (28.6)
MMSE27.8 (3.1)27 (4.5)