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Table 4 Functional capacity before and during follow-up

From: Educational program promoting regular physical exercise improves functional capacity and daily living physical activity in subjects with knee osteoarthritis

  Variable Before 6 months 12 months
EDU (N = 112) Sit and reach (cm) 17.5 ± 0.8 17.3 ± 0.9 17.9 ± 0.9
Up and down stairs (sec) 30.3 ± 2.3 24.3 ± 2.4* 24.4 ± 1.6*
TUGT (sec) 16.4 ± 0.7 11.5 ± 0.5** 10.4 ± 0.7**
FTSST (sec) 25.3 ± 1.3 17.1 ± 0.9***†† 18.4 ± 1.1***††
CON (N = 127) Sit and reach (cm) 12.0 ± 0.7 11.9 ± 0.8 13.2 ± 1.0
Up and down stairs (sec) 34.5 ± 1.2 30.2 ± 1.3* 32.2 ± 1.9
TUGT (sec) 12.4 ± 0.4 12.5 ± 0.4 12.6 ± 0.5
FTSST (sec) 27.6 ± 1.3 24.9 ± 1.0 22.8 ± 1.4
  1. CON control group, EDU educational program group, FTSST five times sit-to-stand test, TUGT timed up and go test. Asterisk denotes significant difference from before follow-up in the same group (*: P < 0.05; **: P < 0.01; ***: P < 0.001). Dagger denotes significant difference from control group during the same period (: P < 0.05; ††: P < 0.01)