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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of patients

From: Exploring the experiences of stroke patients treated with transcranial magnetic stimulation for upper limb recovery: a qualitative study

Patient ID Gender (M/F) Age (years) Time since stroke at interview (months) Educational levela Side of hemiparesis (L/R) Stroke severity score at hospital admissionb Independence in ADL at rehabilitation admissionc Screening for anxiety and depressiond Level of upper limb impairment post-treatmente
Stimulated group
1 M 40–50 2 Medium R 12 20 6 65
2 F 50–60 3 Low L 6 12 11 64
3 F 40–50 2 Medium L 10 16 11 28
4 F 50–60 13 Low R 7 12 3 9
5 F 50–60 12 Low R 6 12 7 62
Sham group
6 M 70–80 4 Low L 5 4 13 9
7 M 70–80 3 Low R 6 6 0 30
8 F 50–60 2 High R 12 11 6 56
9 F 60–70 9 Low L 11 17 5 54
10 F 40–50 15 High R 8 3 65
11 F 50–60 10 High L 15 9 3 10
12 M 30–40 25 High R 21 20 8 49
13 M 70–80 1 High R 6 15 7 56
  1. aEducational level: low = did not complete secondary school or completed low level secondary school; medium = completed medium level secondary school; high = completed upper level secondary school and/or university degree; bBased on National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (0–42, higher scores indicating more severe stroke) [23]; cBased on Barthel Index (0–20, higher scores indicating greater independence [24]; dBased on Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (0–21); higher scores indicating higher risk of anxiety and/or depression disorders [25]; eBased on Fugl-Meyer Assessment upper extremity (0–66, higher scores indicating better performance, 1 week post-treatment, max. 6 weeks post-stroke) [26]