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Table 2 Functioning after one year according to demographic factors, impairment, disability and change in activities

From: Perceived wellbeing of patients one year post stroke in general practice - recommendations for quality aftercare

Variables   N Median Barthel Index Range P
Barthel Index 1 At discharge 57 21 10-21 0,304
  After 1 year 57 21 13-21  
Gender 3 Male 25 21 13-21 0,098
  Female 32 20 14-21  
Social situation 2 Living alone 28 21 16-21 0,044
  Living with partner 27 21 13-21  
  Home for elderly 2 15,5 14-17  
Housekeeping 2 As much as before 25 21 14-21 <0,001
  Quit 9 18 13-21  
  Less 17 19 15-21  
  More 5 21 19-21  
Physical activity 2 As much as before 18 21 17-21 0,003
  Quit 4 15 13-18  
  Less 32 21 15-21  
  More 2 21 21-21  
Hobbies 2 As much as before 35 21 14-21 0,660
  Quit 1 19 19-19  
  Less 19 21 13-21  
  More 1 21 21-21  
Visiting 2 As much as before 38 21 16-21 0,001
  Quit 3 15 13-18  
  Less 15 20 14-21  
  More 0 .   
Experienced quality of life 3 The same 38 21 14-21 0,560
  Diminished 18 20,5 13-21  
Depression 2# None 48 21 14-21 0,057
  Possible 4 18,5 13-20  
  Probable 3 20 18-21  
Anxiety 2# None 50 21 13-21 0,489
  Possible 2 19,5 18-21  
  Probable 3 20 19-20  
  1. 1Wilcoxon signed rank test, 2Kruskall-Wallis test, 3Mann-Whitney U test. # Based on the HADS (none: <8 points, possible: 8-10 points and probable: >10 points)