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Table 4 Weight of variables (coefficient and p value) in the CARS score change based on linear regression models

From: Two-year follow-up of 90 children with autism spectrum disorder receiving intensive developmental play therapy (3i method)

Variable Coefficient SD t-value P value
Intensity > 30 hours per week or not −3.1551 3.3548 −0.94 0.3501
Age 0.5723 0.4688 1.221 0.2261
Sex male or not 4.7679 4.0823 1.168 0.2467
CARS score at T0 −0.6568 0.2699 −2.433 0.0175a
Verbal communication or not at T0a −8.9058 4.2459 −2.098 0.0395a
Listed comorbidity or not 5.7237 4.6317 1.236 0.2206
  1. aVerbal or non-verbal communication status was defined through ADI-R communication initial assessment