Table 1.
Table 1.

Demographic and Clinical Characteristics of Patients

  • a Balance scale.29 Capability in this category was assessed by ability to perform various maneuvers at the time of examination: (1) severe ataxia that prevented independent ambulation and necessitated use of a wheelchair or scooter for mobility; (2) ataxic gait but able to walk with assistance (eg, use of a walker, cane, or someone's arm); (3) can walk a corridor without a walker, but gait is very unsteady, and individual cannot hop or balance on one foot; (4) can walk a corridor without a walker, but gait may be wide-based; cannot balance on one foot but may be able to hop at least one time on either foot; and (5) can walk a corridor without support and can balance on at least one foot and can hop.