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Table 2—

Results from PPT for ATL and TCC groups

Outcome variable and groupTest 1 (before treatment)Test 2 (after primary treatment and healing)Test 3 (8 months after primary treatment and healing)Post hoc within group over time testsANOVA group × test (P)
PPT total      
 ATL 21.1 ± 3.2 20.1 ± 4.0 20.2 ± 5.1 NS NS (0.99) 
 TCC 23.4 ± 6.0 22.4 ± 6.3 22.3 ± 6.4 NS  
Writing a sentence      
 ATL 2.1 ± 1.0 2.2 ± 1.2 2.3 ± 1.0 NS NS (0.67) 
 TCC 2.1 ± 1.2 2.3 ± 1.1 2.1 ± 1.1 NS  
Simulated eating      
 ATL 3.0 ± 0.4 3.0 ± 0.8 3.0 ± 0.8 NS NS (0.68) 
 TCC 3.4 ± 0.7 3.4 ± 0.8 3.2 ± 0.7 NS  
Reaching with a book      
 ATL 3.1 ± 0.7 3.5 ± 0.6 3.4 ± 0.5 NS 0.01 
 TCC 3.4 ± 1.1 3.0 ± 1.0* 3.0 ± 1.1 1 vs. 2  
Simulated dressing      
 ATL 2.6 ± 0.9 2.3 ± 0.9 2.4 ± 1.1 NS NS (1.00) 
 TCC 2.9 ± 0.7 2.6 ± 1.3 2.7 ± 1.1 NS  
Picking up a penny      
 ATL 2.9 ± 0.7 2.9 ± 0.8 2.5 ± 1.0 NS NS (0.70) 
 TCC 3.3 ± 0.9 3.1 ± 0.8 3.0 ± 0.7 NS  
360° turn      
 ATL 2.1 ± 1.2 1.7 ± 1.3 2.0 ± 1.4 NS NS (0.58) 
 TCC 3.1 ± 1.5 3.0 ± 1.3 2.7 ± 1.7 NS  
50-foot walk test (seconds)      
 ATL 15.2 ± 2.8 17.4 ± 2.9 15.5 ± 3.4 NS NS (0.10) 
 TCC 15.9 ± 4.8 15.8 ± 4.0 15.1 ± 4.0 NS  
Climb one flight of stairs      
 ATL 2.3 ± 0.9 2.1 ± 1.0 2.1 ± 1.1 NS NS (0.54) 
 TCC 2.3 ± 1.0 2.0 ± 1.2 2.4 ± 1.2 NS  
Walking velocity (m/min)      
 ATL 61.8 ± 10.4 54.0 ± 8.3 61.9 ± 15.9 NS NS (0.97) 
 TCC 63.2 ± 21.2 55.8 ± 19.7 64.8 ± 17.9 NS  
Outcome variable and groupTest 1 (before treatment)Test 2 (after primary treatment and healing)Test 3 (8 months after primary treatment and healing)Post hoc within group over time testsANOVA group × test (P)
PPT total      
 ATL 21.1 ± 3.2 20.1 ± 4.0 20.2 ± 5.1 NS NS (0.99) 
 TCC 23.4 ± 6.0 22.4 ± 6.3 22.3 ± 6.4 NS  
Writing a sentence      
 ATL 2.1 ± 1.0 2.2 ± 1.2 2.3 ± 1.0 NS NS (0.67) 
 TCC 2.1 ± 1.2 2.3 ± 1.1 2.1 ± 1.1 NS  
Simulated eating      
 ATL 3.0 ± 0.4 3.0 ± 0.8 3.0 ± 0.8 NS NS (0.68) 
 TCC 3.4 ± 0.7 3.4 ± 0.8 3.2 ± 0.7 NS  
Reaching with a book      
 ATL 3.1 ± 0.7 3.5 ± 0.6 3.4 ± 0.5 NS 0.01 
 TCC 3.4 ± 1.1 3.0 ± 1.0* 3.0 ± 1.1 1 vs. 2  
Simulated dressing      
 ATL 2.6 ± 0.9 2.3 ± 0.9 2.4 ± 1.1 NS NS (1.00) 
 TCC 2.9 ± 0.7 2.6 ± 1.3 2.7 ± 1.1 NS  
Picking up a penny      
 ATL 2.9 ± 0.7 2.9 ± 0.8 2.5 ± 1.0 NS NS (0.70) 
 TCC 3.3 ± 0.9 3.1 ± 0.8 3.0 ± 0.7 NS  
360° turn      
 ATL 2.1 ± 1.2 1.7 ± 1.3 2.0 ± 1.4 NS NS (0.58) 
 TCC 3.1 ± 1.5 3.0 ± 1.3 2.7 ± 1.7 NS  
50-foot walk test (seconds)      
 ATL 15.2 ± 2.8 17.4 ± 2.9 15.5 ± 3.4 NS NS (0.10) 
 TCC 15.9 ± 4.8 15.8 ± 4.0 15.1 ± 4.0 NS  
Climb one flight of stairs      
 ATL 2.3 ± 0.9 2.1 ± 1.0 2.1 ± 1.1 NS NS (0.54) 
 TCC 2.3 ± 1.0 2.0 ± 1.2 2.4 ± 1.2 NS  
Walking velocity (m/min)      
 ATL 61.8 ± 10.4 54.0 ± 8.3 61.9 ± 15.9 NS NS (0.97) 
 TCC 63.2 ± 21.2 55.8 ± 19.7 64.8 ± 17.9 NS  

Data are means ± SD.

*

Post hoc t test for group differences, ATL vs. TCC at a given testing time (P < 0.05);

pretreament versus posttreatment (P < 0.05). ATL, n = 14; TCC, n = 14.

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