Table 5

 Adjusted means of the Barthel Index and FIM motor subscale change scores

    DiagnosisAdjusted mean increaseStandard error5% least significant difference comparison
a: Significantly lower than all other diagnoses.
b: Not significantly different.
c: Not significantly different.
d: Significantly higher than all other diagnoses except other brain pathology.
Barthel Index change scores
    Multiple sclerosis3.500.13a
    Stroke4.340.18b
    Spinal cord4.500.20b
    Other brain pathology4.520.27b
    Neuromuscular5.610.31c
Functional Independence Measure (FIM) motor subscale scores
    Multiple sclerosis11.890.45a
    Spinal cord15.260.61b
    Stroke15.600.68b
    Other brain pathology16.800.92bc
    Neuromuscular20.661.07cd