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Table 3 Severity of weakness in affected limbs in patients with one muscular evaluation (N = 45) and patients with ≥2 muscular evaluations (N = 81)

From: Physiotherapy for poliomyelitis: a descriptive study in the Republic of Congo

Limb 1 muscle strength evaluation, n (%) ≥2 muscle strength evaluations, n (%) p-value (Pearson)
Left Arm*    
 MRC score <3 8 (18) 36 (67) 0.003
 MRC score ≥3 36 (82) 45 (33)  
Right Arm    
 MRC score <3 6 (13) 36 (44) 0.001
 MRC score ≥3 39 (87) 45 (55)  
Left Leg    
 MRC score <3 18 (40) 51(63) 0.013
 MRC score ≥3 27 (60) 30 (37)  
Right Leg    
 MRC score <3 14(31) 57 (70) 0.001
 MRC score ≥3 31 (69) 24 (30)  
  1. *One missing value.