GA treatment group (n=26) | GA control group (n=14) | ||||
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Test | Baseline | One year | Baseline | One year | p Value of interaction |

Values are mean (SD). | |||||

Statistical analysis is by repeated measures analysis of variance except where stated. | |||||

GA, gluten ataxia. | |||||

Computerised finger-nose test latency (ms) | 3296 (1133) | 2503 (717) | 3372 (1694) | 3716 (2066) | 0.0001 |

Hand tapping | 80 (32) | 89 (33) | 59 (28) | 50 (19) | 0.0002 |

Foot tapping | 79 (37) | 95 (41) | 78 (29) | 72 (26) | 0.0001 |

Peg board, time to fill (s) | 291 (146) | 248 (80) | 410 (201) | 496 (292) | 0.0015 |

Quantitative Romberg’s test | 18 of 26 patients improved | None of 14 improved | 0.0001 by χ^{2} test | ||

Patients’ global clinical impression | 0.41 (0.18) | 0.62 (0.25) | 0.39 (0.15) | 0.31 (0.14) | 0.0002 |