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Table 2 Functional capacity, muscular strength and neuromuscular outcomes data of RA patients and healthy controls

From: Quadriceps muscle properties in rheumatoid arthritis: insights about muscle morphology, activation and functional capacity

OutcomeCG (n = 35)RA (n = 35)p-valueES
TUG (sec)8.42 ± 1.3710.80 ± 2.72*< 0.0011.10
Torque (Nm/Kg)1.94 ± 0.591.40 ± 0.46*< 0.001−1.02
VL RMS (%MIVC)92.81 ± 21.9699.25 ± 41.320.4120.20
Muscle thickness (cm)1.72 ± 0.311.37 ± 0.34*< 0.001−1.08
Pennation angle (°)9.95 ± 1.818.65 ± 2.36*0.011− 0.62
Fascicle length (%)25.61 ± 3.8325.25 ± 5.560.749− 0.07
  1. CG Control Group, RA Rheumatoid Arthritis Group, ES Effect size, TUG Time-up-and go test, VL Vastus lateralis muscle; *difference between-group