TABLE 3

The Effect of DRIFT on the Components of Disability

DRIFT, n (%)Standard, n (%)Comparison of Severe Disability vs the Rest, P
Total3633
Gait normal6 (17)11 (33)
Nonfluent gait9 (25)4 (12)
Abnormal gait reduced mobility5 (14)1 (3)
Unable to walk without assistance16 (44)a17 (52)a.56
Sitting normal22 (61)20 (61)
Sits unsupported but unstable6 (17)5 (15)
Sits supported4 (11)1 (3)
Unable to sit4 (11)a7 (21)a.25
Hand use normal18 (50)15 (45)
Some difficulty feeding with both hands14 (39)14 (42)
Unable to use hands to feed4 (11)a4 (12)a>.99b
Head control normal31 (86)24 (73)
Unstable head control4 (11)5 (15)
Needs support to control head1 (3)a4 (12)a.19b
Speech normal13 (36)10 (30)
Delayed speech17 (47)11 (33)
No speech but using signing system1 (3)a3 (9)a
No communication by speech or system5 (14)a9 (27)a.06b
Vision normal22 (61)15 (45)
Correctable vision6 (17)10 (30)
Useful but not fully correctable6 (17)4 (12)
Blind or perceives light only2 (6)a4 (12)a.42b
Hearing normal30 (83)27 (82)
Impaired but aid not needed4 (11)3 (9)
Impaired corrected by aid2 (6)1 (3)
Uncorrectable hearing loss0 (0)a2 (6)a.23b
Seizures4 (11)5 (15).73b
Severe sensorimotor disability
    None4 (11)7 (21)
    Moderate16 (44)8 (24)
    Severe16 (44)a18 (55)a.40
  • a Severe disability.

  • b Two-tailed Fisher's exact test.