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Table 3 Group differences on change in standard scores on pediatric evaluation of disabilities inventory

From: An Intervention for Sensory Difficulties in Children with Autism: A Randomized Trial

  Control Experimental Significance Effect Sizea
Median Mean SD Median Mean SD
Functional skillsb
 Self-care 1.7 1.12 5.6 3.7 10.2 22.6 0.198 0.5
 Mobility 0 6.38 15.1 0 6.57 23.8 0.69 0.0
 Social 1.1 4.4 13.8 4 9.3 17.4 0.097 0.3
Caregiver assistance
 Self-care 1.3 −0.43 8.6 12.2 16.6 23 0.008** 0.9
 Mobility 0 0.22 11.8 0 4.8 24.1 0.68 0.2
 Social 0 −1.8 19 13.5 14.4 23.4 0.039* 0.7
  1. aMean and standard deviations are based on raw scores. Effect size is presented using the difference in means divided by the pooled standard deviation
  2. bFunctional Skills represent actual skills completed by child whereas caregiver assistance represents the amount of assistance that the caregiver provides
  3. ** p < 0.001; * p < 0.05