01), but according to the NLOI, we found this to be due to the strong correlation with group A (r = -0.
We found BMI to be related to FM in all groups; however, after analysis according to the NLOI, only group B showed significant correlation between BMI and FM.
BMC in the lower limbs negatively correlated with the DOP in the groups with paraplegia, but after investigating according to the NLOI, we found this correlation to be due to the strong correlation of group A's lower-limb BMC with DOP, meaning that the NLOI determines the extent of bone loss.
According to the NLOI, FM values in group A and B's lower limbs were increased but not significant compared with group C (9% and 28%, respectively).
Another study limitation is that the NLOI was at the T12 level or higher in all subjects with paraplegia, with various degrees of spasticity according to the Ashworth Scale.