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Table 2 Differences in body functions in people with skeletal dysplasia and their control subjects

From: Functioning and equality according to International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) in people with skeletal dysplasia compared to matched control subjects – a cross-sectional survey study

Variable Group n Mean rank Median Z p-value
Energy and sleep functions a SkelDys 80 70.86 1.92 −1.423 0.156
Control 53 61.18 1.67
Emotional functions a SkelDys 80 72.49 2.00 −1.835 0.067
Control 54 60.11 1.67
Proprioception b SkelDys 80 69.59 1.00 −1.158 0.359
Control 55 65.68 1.00
Sensory functions related to temperature and other stimuli b SkelDys 80 68.24 1.00 −0.208 0.893
Control 55 67.65 1.00
Pain, Sensation of pain b SkelDys 80 80.86 3.00 −5.304 < 0.001
Control 53 46.08 1.00
Pain, Interference of pain a SkelDys 67 46.46 2.67 −2.082 0.037
Control 19 33.05 2.00
Exercise tolerance functions b SkelDys 80 88.18 3.00 −7.602 < 0.001
Control 55 38.65 1.00
Mobility and stability functions of joints a SkelDys 80 88.20 2.19 −7.546 < 0.001
Control 54 36.83 1.06
Muscle functionsa SkelDys 80 81.51 2.00 −5.091 < 0.001
Control 55 48.35 1.00
Movement functions a SkelDys 80 82.18 2.00 −5.201 < 0.001
Control 55 47.37 1.00
Protective functions of the skin b SkelDys 80 67.56 1.00 −0.171 0.866
Control 55 68.64 2.00
  1. Note: Variables = Modified ICF-block or chapter -items; SkelDys = people with skeletal dysplasia; Number of n is smaller in the variable “interference of pain”, because it illustrates those replies with pain from mild to extremely hard pain (no replies from people with no pain); a = a sum variable (interval scale variable); b = an ordinal scale variable; The bigger the mean rank and the median is, the more the group had problems in the variable; Mann-Whitney U-test for interval and ordinal scale variables