Table 3

Means of the FCSI scores at all measurement points

Measurement/group/dogs (n)Mean of FCSI score (±sd)Change from baseline score (±sd)
1. STIF/29154.7 (±60.1)NA
2. STIF/25108.7 (56.9)−48.8 (±44.6)
3. STIF/1958.6 (±44.9)−93.3 (±62.0)
1. OTHER/1759.4 (±54.3)NA
2. OTHER/1143.2 (±52.8)−26.1 (±38.1)
3. OTHER/1139.8 (±37.0)−29.5 (±39.6)
1. CTRL/1117.0 (±22.9)NA
2. CTRL/1015.4 (±13.9)−3.34 (±13.6)
3. CTRL/115.3 (±11.9)−11.7 (±21.0)
  • CTRL, control dogs with no known musculoskeletal disease; FCSI, Finnish Canine Stifle Index; NA, not applicable; OTHER, dogs with some musculoskeletal disease other than stifle dysfunction; STIF, dogs with any stifle dysfunction.