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Table 2 Descriptive statistics and between-group comparisons regarding emotional/physical functions and personal factor for each type of self-rated health question

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

Self-rated health question Groups Emotional function (GDS),median ± IQR Physical function (AAS) median ± IQR Personal factor (engagement in physical activity practice)
Sedentary (%) Active (%)
General Good 5 ± 6a 51 ± 40a 50.7ª 22.4ª
Poor 10 ± 5b 42 ± 25.75a 22.4ª 4.5ª
Age-comparative Better 4 ± 6.5ª 47.5 ± 28.5ª 33.8ª 13.2ª
Similar 6 ± 5a 53.5 ± 43ª 19.1ª 8.8ª
Worse 10 ± 4b 41 ± 32ª 22.1ª 3.0ª
Time-comparative Better 6.5 ± 5.5ª 59 ± 25ª 29.8ª
Similar 5 ± 8ª 46 ± 36.8b 17.9ª 13.4ª
Worse 8.5 ± 7.8ª 39 ± 25.5b 25.4ª 7.5ª
  1. For each column, different letters (abc) represent significant between-group differences for each self-rated health question (p ≤ 0.05); GDS Geriatric depression scale, AAS Adjusted- activity score, IQR Interquartile range