Table 3 Raw scores of MS Functional Composite (MSFC) component tests

Test/visitPlacebo, n = 219IFNβ-1a, n = 217
IFNβ-1a = interferon β-1a; T25FW = Timed 25-Foot Walk; 9HPT = Nine-Hole Peg Test; PASAT3 = Paced Auditory Serial Addition Test with a 3-second interstimulus interval.
T25FW, s
    Baseline
        Mean ± SD14.6 ± 15.414.4 ± 17.4
        Median (midquartile range)9.1 (6.5–16.1)9.1 (6.4–14.6)
    Month 24
        Mean ± SD32.0 ± 53.029.0 ± 47.0
        Median (midquartile range)11.9 (7.3–27.1)10.4 (7.1–22.1)
9HPT, s
    Baseline
        Mean ± SD33.2 ± 30.031.1 ± 16.1
        Median (midquartile range)27.5 (23.2–34.8)26.4 (23.0–32.8)
    Month 24
        Mean ± SD53.1 ± 90.344.7 ± 82.8
        Median (midquartile range)29.6 (23.8–39.8)27.5 (23.7–37.0)
PASAT3, no. correct
    Baseline
        Mean ± SD46.8 ± 12.347.1 ± 12.3
        Median (midquartile range)51.0 (39.0–57.0)52.0 (39.0–57.0)
    Month 24
        Mean ± SD46.7 ± 13.748.3 ± 12.9
        Median (midquartile range)52.0 (38.0–58.0)54.0 (43.0–58.0)