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Table 2 Repeated-measures ANOVA test comparing the difference in the calculated mean of different DTI metrics within the same group of pathology and between different pathology groups along the study cohort

From: The value of quantitative diffusion tensor imaging indices of spinal cord disorders

Parameter Trauma (n = 12) NTND (n = 19) p value*
E1    
 At 1.721 ± 0.288 1.826 ± 0.255 = 0.416
 Above 1.782 ± 0.322 1.889 ± 0.214 = 0.355
 Below 1.732 ± 0.241 1.887 ± 0.300 = 0.306
 p value** = 0.444 = 0.449  
E2    
 At 1.048 ± 0.283 0.972 ± 0.105 = 0.596
 Above 0.703 ± 0.126 0.807 ± 0.113 = 0.163
 Below 0.909 ± 0.285 0.885 ± 0.219 = 0.946
 p value** = 0.035 = 0.006  
E3    
 At 0.778 ± 0.213 0.700 ± 0.165 = 0.582
 Above 0.454 ± 0.126 0.538 ± 0.117 = 0.052
 Below 0.543 ± 0.136 0.606 ± 0.181 = 0.391
 p value** = 0.016 = 0.047  
  1. RM ANOVA was used to compare the mean differences over time. The E values × 10−3 mm2/s
  2. *Mean differences between group comparison
  3. **Mean differences within group comparison