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Table 2 Characteristics of MRSA positive and negative neurological early rehabilitation patients

From: Outcome of MRSA carriers in neurological early rehabilitation

  MRSA positive MRSA negative p-value*
Age [years] 65.8 (15.1) 67.0 (15.8) n.s.
Length of stay (LOS) – referring hospital [days] 32.8 (42.9) 34.4 (260.5) n.s.
LOS – neurological early rehabilitation [days] 63.7 (37.1) 25.8 (24.5) < 0.001
LOS – entire neurological rehabilitation [days] 75.0 (42.5) 46.8 (47.1) < 0.001
Number of co-diagnoses [n] 20.5 (5.1) 13.3 (5.5) < 0.001
Barthel Index (BI) on admission [0 to 100] 13.6 (9.9) 25.6 (24.1) < 0.001
Barthel index on discharge [0 to 100] 25.5 (21.2) 47.4 (31.0) < 0.001
Early Rehabilitation Index (ERI) on admission [−325 to 0] −80.1 (59.5) −47.9 (47.6) < 0.001
ERI on discharge [−325 to 0] −47.3 (51.4) −26.0 (35.4) < 0.001
Coma Remission Scale (CRS) [0 to 24] 11.0 (6.2) 14.0 (6.8) n.s.
Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) [3 to 15] 9.5 (3.2) 12.0 (3.3) < 0.001
Early functional abilities (EFA) – vegetative [4 to 20] 8.6 (3.0) 12.4 (7.0) < 0.001
EFA – faciooral [4 to 20] 9.2 (5.0) 15.4 (5.3) < 0.001
EFA – sensorymotor [7 to 35] 14.4 (6.9) 22.8 (8.2) < 0.001
EFA – cognitive [5 to 25] 13.3 (6.4) 18.7 (5.2) < 0.001
Physiotherapy [min/day] 42.5 (12.7) 36.6 (10.2) < 0.001
Ergotherapy [min/day] 30.3 (1.9) 31.2 (4.7) n.s.
Speech therapy [min/day] 24.1 (5.8) 27.2 (5.7) < 0.001
Cognitive therapy [min/day] 34.9 (6.1) 42.9 (9.4) < 0.001
Total main therapies [min/day] 131.6 (16.6) 140.2 (18.7) < 0.001
  1. *t-tests for independent samples, n.s. = not significant (p > 0.05).