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Table 4 ADOS Scores at beginning and end of Phase 1 for 7-round group (n = 26) and 1-round group (n = 15).

From: Safety and efficacy of oral DMSA therapy for children with autism spectrum disorders: Part B - Behavioral results

  Initial Final % change
Communication    
7 Rounds 7.8 7.1 -9%
1 Round 6.7 5.9 -11%
Sociability    
7 Rounds 9.3 8.3 -10%**
1 Round 8.1 7.9 -2%
Communication + Sociability    
7 Rounds 17.0 15.4 -9%***
1 Round 14.7 13.7 -7%
Play    
7 Rounds 3.2 3.0 -5%
1 Round 2.8 2.8 0%
SBRI    
7 Rounds 3.9 3.5 -9%
1 Round 3.5 3.5 -2%
  1. * P < 0.05
  2. ** P < 0.01
  3. *** P < 0.001
  4. The statistical significance of the change is indicated, based on a paired ttest.