GA treatment group (n=18) | GA control group (n=13) | ||||
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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) | 3107 (1089) | 2350 (605) | 3199 (1630) | 3485 (1952) | 0.0005 |

Hand tapping | 81 (27) | 92 (32) | 61 (28) | 52 (20) | 0.0003 |

Foot tapping | 79 (27) | 97 (34) | 82 (25) | 75 (23) | 0.0001 |

Peg board, time to fill (s) | 298 (158) | 243 (65) | 401 (206) | 471 (288) | 0.0094 |

Quantitative Romberg’s test | 14 of 18 patients improved | None of 13 improved | 0.0001 by χ^{2} test | ||

Patients’ global clinical impression | 0.4 (0.1) | 0.62 (0.24) | 0.40 (0.15) | 0.31 (0.15) | 0.0004 |