Table 3Characteristics of the included study

StudyClinical variablesOutcome of interest
Lo Coco et al. (2006)ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis )- Functional Rating Scale (ALS-FRS) score
Appel ALS Rating Scale (AARS) score
Forced vital capacity (FVC)
Body mass index
ALS onset (bulbar or spinal)
Duration of disease
Chronic hypoventilation

From: 2, How this guideline was developed

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