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Table 5 Performance outcomes with change score and standardised response mean (mean ± SD)

From: LOAD-intensity and time-under-tension of exercises for men who have Achilles tendinopathy (the LOADIT trial): a randomised feasibility trial

  High Load Low Load
  with High TUT with Low TUT with High TUT with Low TUT
Ankle plantarflexion torque (Nm)
 Baseline 188.4 (43.1) 194.9 (60.8) 188.6 (53.8) 188.5 (66.2)
 Week-12 225.8 (32.9) 220.0 (42.8) 204.9 (58.0) 206.8 (40.0)
 Change score, [95%CI] 48.3 [44,53] 27.0 [22,32] 16.3 [12,21] 24.4 [19,30]
 SRM baseline-week 12 1.4 0.8 1.0 0.6
Ankle plantarflexion rated of torque development (Nm/s)
 Baseline 644.5 (235.3) 637.4 (326.6) 635.9 (215.8) 557.1 (197.5)
 Week-12 850.4 (174.4) 738.9 (189.0) 699.9 (183.4) 668.6 (170.4)
 Change score, [95%CI] 232.0 [220,244] 134.0 [122,146] 64.0 [54,74] 153.0 [143,163]
 SRM baseline-week 12 0.8 0.6 0.6 0.9
Plantarflexor coefficient of variation of torque
 Baseline 1.9 (0.8) 1.9 (0.4) 2.3 (1.0) 2.2 (1.0)
 Week-12 1.6 (0.2) 1.6 (0.9) 1.9 (1.0) 1.7 (1.0)
 Change score, [95%CI] −0.7 [−0.1,0] −0.3 [−0.8,0.3] −0.5 [−1.2,0.3] −0.5 [−1.3,0.4]
 SRM baseline-week 12 −0.9 −0.3 −0.6 −0.3
Mass lifted in seated (kg)
 Baseline 54.5 (20.2) 38.3 (23.4) 45.8 (10.2) 56.3 (17.2)
 Week-12 77.5 (41.8) 64.0 (19.1) 70.8 (25.0) 79.4 (26.0)
 Change score, [95%CI] 15.0 [11,18] 28.0 [24,31] 37.0 [34,39] 24.2 [21,28]
 SRM baseline-week 12 0.5 1.3 2.2 1.2
Mass lifted in standing (kg)
 Baseline 13.1 (8.7) 11.2 (14.0) 9.5 (7.1) 8.3 (9.5)
 Week-12 27.4 (14.1) 18.0 (12.0) 16.2 (11.4) 22.1 (23.3)
 Change score, [95%CI] 14.0 [11, 16] 9.3 [−7, 12] 3.3 [1,6] 12.0 [9,14]
 SRM baseline-week 12 1.0 1.0 0.2 0.7