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Table 1 Frequency distribution of the level of elderly’s dependence on family caregivers according to the Barthel index in three different times

From: Investigating the needs of family caregivers of older stroke patients: a longitudinal study in Iran

Dependence Stage
Pre-discharge 2 weeks after discharge 12 weeks after discharge
N(%) N(%) N(%)
Complete 104 (52) 32 (16) 0 (0)
Strong 62 (31) 44 (22) 30 (15)
Moderate 34 (17) 122 (61) 92 (46)
Mild 0 (0) 2 (1) 78 (39)
very low 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
lack of dependence 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Total 200 (100) 200 (100) 200 (100)
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