Table 2

Descriptive statistics for demographic and baseline characteristics of participants who attended four or more sessions of the six session FACETS programme

Returned FMSQ
N=59
Did not return FMSQ
N=13*
Gender (n (%))
 Female42 (71%)11 (85%)
 Male17 (29%)2 (15%)
Age (years)
 Mean (SD)48.5 (9.7)48.8 (14.2)
 Range33–7323–70
Self-reported disease type (n (%))
 Benign4 (7%)
 Relapsing–remitting25 (42%)5 (42%)
 Secondary progressive14 (24%)
 Primary progressive2 (3%)2 (17%)
 ‘Do not know’14 (24%)5 (42%)
APDDS score (Adapted Patient Determined Disease Steps) (n (%))
 3 or less (no limitations in walking)17 (29%)0 (0%)
 4 or 5 (MS interferes with walking)23 (39%)10 (83%)
 6 or more (at minimum, needs stick/crutch to walk 100 m)19 (32%)2 (17%)
Employment status (n (%))
 Employed18 (31%)6 (50%)
 Not in paid employment (unemployed, in education, retired, looking after home)41 (69%)6 (50%)
Years since diagnosis (n (%))
 5 or fewer22 (37%)6 (50%)
 6–109 (15%)4 (33%)
 11–1518 (31%)1 (8%)
 >169 (15%)1 (8%)
 Not stated1 (2%)
  • Percentages rounded to nearest integer, and thus, might not sum exactly to 100%.

  • *Missing data for one case on some characteristics.

  • FMSQ, Fatigue Management Strategies Questionnaire.