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Table 3 Baseline characteristics of patients and informal caregivers

From: Effectiveness of an integrated multidisciplinary geriatric rehabilitation programme for older persons with stroke: a multicentre randomised controlled trial

Baseline characteristics Scores (N)
Patients (N = 190) Intervention group (N = 99) Usual care group (N = 91)
Background characteristics
 Mean age (SD) 78.9 (7.0) 79.0 (6.5)
 Female sex N (%) 69 (69.7) 46 (51.1)
 Mean cognitive status (MMSE) (SD) 21.9 (5.2) 22.0 (4.1)
 Maried with a partner N (%) 39 (40) 43 (47)
 Living situation
• Independent alone N (%) 53 (54.0) 43 (47.3)
• Independent with others N (%) 45 (45.5) 47 (51.6)
Outcome measurement at baseline Observed mean (SD)
Primary outcome
 Frenchay Activity Index (FAI) 40.2 (8.8) 38.8 (7.3)
Secondary outcome
 Impact on Participation and Activity (IPA)
• Autonomy outdoors 15.4 (4.4) 14.8 (4.3)
• Relationship 15.3 (3.9) 15.8 (3.1)
Katz-15 6.0 (4.0) 6.5 (3.3)
Stroke Specific Quality of Life (SSQoL)
• Subscale physical functioning 99.6 (20.8) 97.1 (21.3)
• Subscale psychosocial functioning 77.2 (16.8) 76.2 (16.9)
Informal caregivers (N = 172) Intervention group (N = 90) Usual care group (N = 82)
Background characteristics
 Mean age (SD) 61.0 (13.5) 60.5 (13.5)
 Female sex N (%) 53 (64.6) 58 (70.7)
 Relationship with patient
Husband, wife, life partner N (%) 28 (31.1) 32 (39.0)
Sister, brother, brother in law, sister in law N (%) 3 (3.3) 5 (6.1)
Daughter (in law), son (in law) N (%) 56 (62.2) 40 (48.8)
Other N (%) 3 (3.3) 5 (6.1)
Outcome measurement at baseline Observed mean (SD)
 Carer Quality of Life 85.9 (12.7) 82.5 (14.7)
 Erasmus iBMG (time spended on helping patient)
 Item 1: helping patient with ADL-activities 0.5 (0.4) 0.5 (0.4)
 Item 2: helping patient with personal care 0.8 (0.3) 0.8 (0.4)
 Item 3: helping patient with moving outside 0.5 (0.4) 0.5 (0.4)
 Item 4: help by other informal caregivers or volunteers 0.7 (0.4) 0.7 (0.4)
 Self-Rated Burden VAS 4.0 (2.4) 4.3 (2.4)