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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of the participants

From: General and comparative self-rated health in chronic stroke: an important outcome measure for health professionals

Characteristics n = 69
Age (years), mean ± SD (min–max) 66 ± 12 (31–93)
Sex, n women (%) 38 (55.1)
Time since stroke (months), mean ± SD (min–max) 64.1 ± 56.9 (6–276)
Cognition (MMSE scores), median ± IQR (min–max) 21 ± 7 (13–30)
Associated comorbidities, n (%) None 1 (1.5)
One 7 (10.1)
Two 6 (8.7)
 ≥ 3 55 (79.7)
Education, n (%) Illiterate 16 (23.2)
Incomplete elementary school 19 (27.5)
Complete elementary school 27 (39.1)
High school 7 (10.2)
Levels of disability (Modified Rankin Scale), n (%) No symptoms, no significant, or mild disability 18 (26.1)
Moderate disability 38 (55.1)
Moderately severe and severe disability 13 (18.8)
Motor impairments (Fugl-Meyer Assessment Scale: 0–100) n (%) None 4 (5.8)
Mild 7 (10.2)
Moderately mild 25 (36.2)
Severely moderate 20 (29)
Severe (< 50) 13 (18.8)
General self-rated health, n (%) Good 49 (73)
Poor 18 (27)
Time-comparative self-rated health, n (%) Better 24 (36)
Similar 21 (31)
Worse 22 (33)
Age-comparative self-rated health, n (%) Better 32 (47)
Similar 19 (28)
Worse 17 (25)
GDS scores (0–15), median ± IQR (min–max) 6 ± 6.5 (0–14)
AAS (0–94), median ± IQR (min–max) 47 ± 36 (0–93)
Engagement in physical activity practice, n (%) Active 18 (26.1)
Sedentary 51 (73.9)
  1. SD Standard deviation, IQR Interquartile range, MMSE Mini-Mental State Examination, GDS Geriatric Depression Scale, AAS Adjusted activity scores