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Table 4 Evolution of muscle strength in patients with ≥2 evaluations (N = 81)

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

  At first visit At final visit
Limbs affected Number of patients (% of total) Limbs severely affected, median [IQR] Limbs severely affected, median [IQR] Limbs with improved strength, median [IQR] Limbs with decreased strength, median [IQR]
1 5 (6) 1 [0–1] 1 [1–1] 1 [0–1] 0 [0–2]
2 16 (20) 1 [1–2] 1 [0–1] 1 [0–1] 0 [0–0]
3 9 (11) 1 [0–2] 0 [0–1] 2 [2-3] 0 [0–1]
4 51 (63) 3 [2–4] 3 [2–4] 2 [1–3] 1 [0–1]
Total 81 (100) 2 [1–4] 2 [1–3] 1 [1–2] 0 [0–1]