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Table 6 Results of significance tests (Wilcoxon signed ranks test) when comparing MPH/placebo scores against baseline 1(category scores).

From: Methylphenidate improves motor functions in children diagnosed with Hyperkinetic Disorder

  MPH trial – baseline1 placebo trial – baseline1
Subtets of MFNU p-value z p-value z
01. Dynamic balance, 2 legs .014 -2.449a .317 -1.000b
02. Dynamic balance, 1 leg .007 -2.714a .317 -1.000b
03. Diadochokinesis, right .003 -3.000a .157 -1.414b
04. Diadochokinesis, left .014 -2.449a .157 -1.414b
05. Reciprocal coordination .003 -2.972a .083 -1.732b
06. Thumb movement .004 -2.889a .317 -1.000b
07. Throw ball .000 -3.500a .317 -1.000b
08. Catch ball .008 -2.646a .317 -1.000b
09. Walking .005 -2.828a .317 -1.000b
10. Lifting arm .000 -3.500a .046 -2.000b
11. Lifting leg .001 -3.207a .083 -1.732b
12. "Flying" .000 -3.626a .157 -1.414b
13. Passive abduct. right hip .000 -3.852a .317 -1.000b
14. Passive abduct. left hip .000 -4.072a .317 -1.000b
15. Passive move. right foot .000 -3.906a .083 -1.732b
16. Passive move. left foot .000 -3.729a .180 -1.342b
17. Synkinesis .002 -3.126a .157 -1.414b
  1. a. Based on positive ranks
  2. b. Based on negative ranks