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Table 5 Relationship between demographic characteristics of the older adult and the their caregivers’ needs in four different times

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

Variable N   Stage Statistical Test
Admission time pre-discharge 2 weeks after discharge 12 weeks after discharge
Age 200 Correlation Coefficient 0.115 0.121 0.251 0.263 Spearman’s correlation coefficient
P_value 0.257 0.232 0.012 0.008
sex Female 118 Mean of ranks 53.14 52.45 53.98 53.64 Mann–Whitney
Male 82   46.71 47.7 45.49 45.98
Statistic value - 1.119 −0.828 −1.446 −1. 303
P_value 0.264 0.408 0.148 0.193
City Urmia 146 Mean of ranks 49.09 49.21 50.22 52.27 Mann–Whitney
Other cities Suburbs 54   54.31 53.69 51.26 45.70
Statistic value −0.821 −0.681 −0.160 - 1.008
P_value 0.411 0.493 0.873 0.314
length of stay One week or less 148 Mean of ranks 52.97 51.80 46.21 44.65 Mann–Whitney
More than a week 52   47.60 48.98 55.53 57.37
Statistic value 0.948 −0.497 −1.607 −2.191
P_value 0.443 0.619 0.108 0.028
Physiotherapy Yes 30 Mean of ranks 59.60 60.43 66.77 55.10 Mann–Whitney
No 170   49.42 48.85 47.63 49.68
Statistic value −0.907 −1.477 *- 2.365 −0.677
P_value 0.364 0.140 0.018 0.498
Underlying diseases Yes 160 Mean of ranks 49.66 49.42 51.21 51.18 Mann–Whitney
No 40 Statistic value 53.85 54.83 47.68 47.78
−0.593 −0.765 −0.489 −0.471
P_value 0.553 0.444 0.625 0.638
Dependence   200 Correlation Coefficient −0.057 *-.335 0.378 Spearman’s correlation coefficient
P_value −0.573 0.001 0.0001
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