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Table 1 Baseline data for all patients and the three randomised groups

From: Prevention of mood disorder after stroke: a randomised controlled trial of problem solving therapy versus volunteer support

Baseline variable N (%) or Median (IQR) All patients Problem solving therapy Volunteer support Treatment as usual
Female 207 (46%) 66 (44%) 76 (51%) 65 (43%)
Age 72 (65–79) 71 (65–79) 72 (64–78) 74 (68–80)
Previous stroke 94 (21%) 36 (24%) 26 (18%) 32 (21%)
Home owner 249 (56%) 78 (52%) 86 (58%) 85 (57%)
Lived alone pre-stroke 175 (39%) 64 (43%) 52 (35%) 59 (39%)
No named carer 46 (10%) 17 (11%) 14 (9%) 15 (10%)
In any paid work (pre-stroke) 131 (29%) 36 (24%) 45 (30%) 50 (33%)
Initial hospital stay (days) 27 (12–60) 26 (13–64) 27 (12–71) 26 (15–55)
Pre-stroke Barthel < 20 132 (29%) 51 (34%) 43 (29%) 38 (25%)
Pre-stroke Frenchay 27 (21–34) 26 (11–33) 29 (22–34) 29 (20–34)
Post-stroke Barthel 15 (9–18) 14 (9–18) 14.5 (9–19) 15 (9–18)
MMSE score 26 (23–28) 26 (23–28) 26 (23–28) 26 (23–27)
GHQ-28 total score 5 (2–9) 6 (2–10) 5 (2–10) 5 (2–9)
GHQ-28 score ≥ 12 85 (19%) 29 (19%) 27 (18%) 29 (20%)
PSE total symptom score 5 (2–9) 5 (3–9) 5 (2–8) 4 (2–7)
PSE Index of definition ≥5 102 (23%) 34 (23%) 35 (24%) 33 (22%)
Major depressive episode 100 (22%) 36 (24%) 34 (23%) 30 (20%)
Any depressive episode 145 (32%) 51 (34%) 51 (34%) 43 (29%)