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Table 1 Clinical and demographic characteristics of the two PD populations at baseline

From: Short- and long-term effects of tactile massage on salivary cortisol concentrations in Parkinson’s disease: a randomised controlled pilot study

Group Sex Age1 Weight2 BMI2 H&Y2,3 UPDRS (I-IV)2,4
“Tactile massage” Male (n = 10) 50-78 86.5 (68.1/103.4) 26.6 (24.1/37.4) 1.5 (1.0/2.5) 31.5 (24.1/46.4)
Female (n = 19) 60-79 64.7 (54.8/95.0) 25.0 (20.2/35.9) 2.5 (1.5/3.1) 39.0 (27.5/61.2)
“Rest to music” Male (n = 6) 50-74 88.6 (62.0/102.0) 27.0 (23.6/31.5) 3.0 (1.5/3.0) 42.5 (32.0/57.0)
Female (n = 9) 50-74 70.8 (44.5/92.4) 24.2 (17.8/31.2) 2.0 (1.0/4.0) 39.0 (21.0/78.0)
  1. Values are given as range1 and medians/10th and 90th percentiles2. Hoehn and Yahr3, Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale4.
  2. There were no statistical differences between the groups or gender. (Statistical method: Mann–Whitney U-test).