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Table 1 Correlation between gait parameters and dopamine depletion severity, measured with [18F]FDOPA

From: Motor impairment and compensation in a hemiparkinsonian rat model: correlation between dopamine depletion severity, cerebral metabolism and gait patterns

   Contralesional front paw Contralesional hind paw Ipsilesional front paw Ipsilesional hind paw
Swing duration s R = 0.77 p = 0.0023** R = 0.61 p = 0.0256* R = 0.43 p = 0.1416 R = 0.36 p = 0.2252
Swing speed cm/s R = −0.81
p = 0.0007**
R = −0.72
p = 0.0057**
R = −0.75
p = 0.0034**
R = −0.66
p = 0.0132*
Stance duration s R = 0.78 p = 0.0016** R = 0.81 p = 0.0008** R = 0.85 p = 0.0002** R = 0.87 p = 0.0001**
Stride length cm R = −0.79 p = 0.0004** R = −0.83 p = 0.0004** R = −0.80 p = 0.0010** R = −0.82 p = 0.0006**
Body speed cm/s R = −0.77 p = 0.0020** R = −0.79 p = 0.0014** R = −0.80 p = 0.0009** R = −0.80 p = 0.0011**
Print area cm2 R = 0.05 p = 0.8719 R = 0.13 p = 0.6645 R = 0.19 p = 0.5247 R = 0.65 p = 0.0168*
   Global    Global
Average speed cm/s R = −0.81 p = 0.0007**   Number of steps R = 0.88 p = 0.0001**
Cadence steps/s R = −0.79 p = 0.0012**    
  1. Positive correlations: strong dopamine depletion is associated with high behavioural value. Negative correlations: strong dopamine depletion is associated with low behavioural value. *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01