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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of the participants (mean ± standard deviation)

From: Effects of exercise combined with whole body vibration in patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome: a randomised-controlled clinical trial

  Total sample (N = 50) WBV Group (n = 25) Control Group (n = 25) P Value *
Age (years) 50 ± 12.0 48 ± 13.0 52 ± 10.7 0.229
Height (cm) 167 ± 10.1 165 ± 10.7 169 ± 9.3 0.180
Weight (kg) 79 ± 16.5 76.3 ± 14.5 82.2 ± 18.1 0.205
Sex, n (%)
Men 24 (48.0) 11 (44.0) 13 (52.0) 0.395
Women 26 (52.0) 14 (56.0) 12 (48.0)
Body Mass Index (kg/m2) 28.1 ± 4.2 27.8 ± 3.8 28.5 ± 4.7 0.576
LEFS, (0–80) 50 ± 19.3 53 ± 21.3 48 ± 17.1 0.393
KUJALA, (0–100) 51 ± 19.5 50 ± 23.4 52 ± 15.1 0.700
DN4, 0–10 3.8 ± 1.85 4.2 ± 2.1 3.4 ± 1.5 0.129
VAS, mm 58 ± 17.1 56 ± 20.2 59 ± 13.6 0.581
Knee ROMFLEX, ° 117 ± 11.7 120 ± 12.0 115 ± 10.9 0.105