The outcomes of the DASH, VAS, SWMT, MPUT, and MIGF tests were tabulated in Excel (Microsoft Office Excel, version 2007, Microsoft; Redmond, Washington) and stored for statistical analysis.
However, we can only speculate about the possible effect of diminished proprioception because no assessments of proprioceptive deficit other than SWMT were performed in the current study.
Abbreviations: ADL = activity of daily living; AUSCAN = Australian/Canadian Osteoarthritis Hand Index; DASH = Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (questionnaire); GFP = grip force peak; FMLO = grip force at moment of liftoff; MIGF = maximum isometric grip force; MPUT = Moberg Pickup Test; MPUTEC = MPUT with eyes closed; MPUT-EO = MPUT with eyes open; OA = osteoarthritis; PE = percentage error rate; PVEL = peak velocity of instrumented object; SWMT = Semmes-Weinstein Monofilament Test; VAS = visual analog scale.
The SWMT and SWST Cycle 1 populations were planted to 1274 and 1386 cone-tainer cells, respectively.
Abbreviations: BBMT, big bluestem high seedling weight, multiple tiller; BBST, big bluestem high seedling weight, single tiller; SWMT, switchgrass high seedling weight, multiple tiller; SWST, switchgrass high seedling weight, single tiller.