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Table 2 Baseline characteristics and scores of subjects and controls

From: Quality of life and symptom burden in children with neurodegenerative diseases: using PedsQL and SProND, a new symptom-based scale

  Control (n = 36) Subjects (n = 36) p-value
Mean SD/% Mean SD/%  
Gender
Male 21 58.3% 21 58.3% N/A
Female 15 41.7% 15 41.7% N/A
Age 8.6 4.0 9.2 3.9 0.086
Gross motor function
Walk independently 36 100% 19 52.8% N/A
Walk with support 0 0% 4 11.1% N/A
Wheelchair bound 0 0% 13 36.1% N/A
PedsQL
Physical health summary score 88.8 13.6 38.1 26.9  < 0.001
Emotional functioning 77.1 16.1 63.5 21.6 0.01
Social functioning 84.2 21.7 41.0 22.2  < 0.001
School functioning 80.0 16.6 50.1 19.1  < 0.001
Psychosocial health summary score 79.6 15.1 52.0 17.8  < 0.001
Total PedsQL score 83.7 13.5 46.3 18.5  < 0.001
SProND score 22.9 3.0 43.7 14.7  < 0.001
  1. Bold indicates P-value of < 0.05 is considered statistically significant in the current study