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Table 3 Ability to perform activities of daily living among 108 persons with HSP

From: Health survey of adults with hereditary spastic paraparesis compared to population study controls

Activity Percentage who confirmed not being able to perform activity without assistance
  Total sample Pure HSP Complex HSP
N = 108 N = 75 N = 32
Walking indoors, ground floor 14 % 12 % 16 %
Visit the toilet 6 % 4 % 6 %
Body washing 5 % 1 % 9 %
Showering/bathing 8 % 4 % 16 %a
Dress-undress 5 % 3 % 6 %
Get out of bed/get into bed 5 % 3 % 6 %
Eating 2 % 1 % 0 %
Preparing warm meals 15 % 8 % 28 %a
Easy household chores 13 %b 8 % 22 %a
Complex household chores 46 % 37 % 66 %a
Do the laundry 19 %b 11 % 34 %a
Grocery shopping 21 % 13 % 38 %a
Paying bills 12 % 7 % 22 %a
Taking medications 5 % 3 % 6 %
Getting outside daily 13 % 9 % 19 %
Taking the bus 51 % 41 % 72 %a
Driving 12 % 9 % 19 %a
  1. Note. aParticipants with complex HSP significantly more frequently confirmed not being able to perform activity unassisted (all χ 2 (1) >3.935, all p < .05). bMen significantly more frequently confirmed not being able to perform activity unassisted (all p < .05)