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Table 5 Results of "Parent Global Impression" questionnaire, administered at end of Phase 2.

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

  7 rounds (n = 24) 1 round (n = 12)
Overall 1.7 1.6
Expressive Language 2.0 1.6
Receptive Language 1.8 1.9
Cognition/Thinking 1.8 1.8
Play Skills 1.5 1.6
Sociability 1.3 1.8
Eye Contact 1.1 0.8
Tantruming 0.5 0.3
Stools/Gastrointestinal   
Isssues 0.0 -0.2
Sleep -0.3 -0.1
Hyperactivity -0.5 -0.1
  1. Scale ranges from no change (0), slightly better/worse (+1, -1), better/worse (+2, -2), much better/worse (+3, -3). There were no statistically significant differences between the two groups. Arranged in order of degree of improvement for 7 rounds group.