Table 4

 Balance, SAS and QoL thermometer at 8 weeks and 6 months

Exercise groupControl groupAdjusted* exercise−control difference (95% CI)p Value†
SAS, Self-assessment Parkinson’s Disease Disability Scale; QoL, quality of life.
*Adjusted for SAS at baseline, baseline Berg Balance/Functional Reach/QoL thermometer and centre.
†F test from linear regression adjusted for SAS at baseline, baseline Berg Balance/Functional Reach/QoL thermometer and centre.
Values are mean (SD).
Berg Balance
    Baseline44.3 (9.8) (n = 70)43.6 (10.5) (n = 72)
    8 weeks45.8 (9.2) (n = 67)45.2 (9.9) (n = 66)0.1 (−0.26, 2.25)0.120
    6 months45.3 (10.0) (n = 64)44.6 (11.0) (n = 64)0.1 (−1.8, 2.0)0.913
Functional Reach
    Baseline23.2 (6.7) (n = 70)25.0 (7.0) (n = 71)
    8 weeks23.6 (6.4) (n = 67)24.0 (7.0) (n = 66)1.2 (−0.3, 2.6)0.108
    6 months23.8 (6.8) (n = 64)22.5 (6.8) (n = 64)2.0 (0.5, 3.5)0.009
SAS
    Baseline56.2 (13.3) (n = 70)57.5 (14.1) (n = 72)
    8 weeks57.2 (14.9) (n = 67)57.5 (14.8) (n = 66)−0.0 (−2.9, 2.8)0.980
    6 months58.9 (15.4) (n = 64)60.5 (15.8) (n = 65)−0.9 (−4.2, 2.3)0.568
QoL thermometer
    Baseline63.1 (17.1) (n = 70)64.6 (14.5) (n = 71)
    8 weeks61.3 (19.8) (n = 67)61.7 (14.5) (n = 66)−0.7 (−5.6, 4.3)0.793
    6 months63.0 (18.7) (n = 65)56.6 (16.9) (n = 64)5.7 (0.47, 11.0)0.033