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Table 2 DM patients’ physical function

From: Myostatin and markers of bone metabolism in dermatomyositis

  n = 20 Normative values
Shoulder abduction N [N] 80 [71; 107] 114.1 ± 20.2 [18]a
Shoulder abduction D [N] 92 [70; 108] 125.0 ± 25.8 [18]a
Elbow flexion N [N] 110 [72; 147] 150.8 ± 26.5 [18]a
Elbow flexion D [N] 115 [73; 137] 156.7 ± 29.4 [18]a
Elbow extension N [N] 86 [66; 122] 96.6 ± 24.2 [18]a
Elbow extension D [N] 81 [62; 113] 96.1 ± 22.9 [18]a
Hip flexion N [N] 87 [50; 115] 121.2 ± 21.2 [18a]
Hip flexion D [N] 88 [59; 113] 122.7 ± 23.2 [18]a
Knee extension N [N] 203 [99; 288] 248.0 ± 66.4 [18]a
Knee extension D [N] 207 [77; 281] 257.2 ± 58.0 [18]a
CRT [s] 11.8 [7.2; 17.6] ≤ 10 [19]
TUG test [s] 9.0 [5.4; 10.0] <  10 [20]
3MWT [m] 240 [183; 277] n.a.
  1. N Nondominant, D Dominant, CRT Chair rising test, TUG Timed up and go test, 3MWT 3 min walking test, n.a. Not applicable, median [quartiles]; a decade and gender-specific data are given as mean ± SD