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Table 2 Mean impact scores of 43 items* from mailed survey of long-term stroke survivors

From: The development and preliminary validation of a Preference-Based Stroke Index (PBSI)

Item/Activity Impact score(sd) Performance (sd) Importance (sd)
Having control over life 14.03 (6.57) 3.15 (1.41) 4.41 (1.10)
Having an excellent health 12.91 (6.63) 2.80 (1.27) 4.43 (0.91)
Coping with life problems 11.98 (5.77) 2.69 (1.27) 4.55 (0.89)
Having a lot of energy 11.04 (6.69) 2.60 (1.33) 4.11 (1.15)
Performing work as easily as before 10.08 (6.84) 1.98 (1.36) 4.18 (1.07)
Being satisfied with self 9.95 (5.74) 2.20 (1.18) 4.38 (1.04)
Doing vigorous activities 9.35 (6.88) 3.47 (1.53) 2.94 (1.49)
Doing same amount of work as before 9.35 (6.67) 2.72 (1.55) 3.57 (1.26)
Accomplishing as much as desired 9.25 (6.92) 2.58 (1.50) 3.73 (1.29)
Doing any kind of work 9.24 (7.11) 2.56 (1.48) 3.69 (1.24)
Climbing many flight of stairs 8.57 (6.04) 2.88 (1.42) 3.27 (1.48)
Managing stairs 8.34 (5.39) 2.24 (1.20) 3.88 (1.29)
Recalling names of persons, .... 8.14 (4.82) 1.91 (0.97) 4.14 (1.17)
Walking several blocks 8.13 (6.69) 2.34 (1.49) 3.70 (1.40)
Walking more than a km 7.92 (6.48) 2.74 (1.65) 3.30 (1.58)
Going to places out of walking distances 7.91 (6.44) 2.38 (1.57) 3.59 (1.40)
Doing work as carefully as usual 7.85 (6.50) 1.98 (1.36) 4.18 (1.07)
Remembering usual things 6.98 (4.36) 1.55 (0.87) 4.36 (1.09)
Participating in recreational activities 6.97 (5.74) 2.00 (1.30) 3.58 (1.34)
Driving a car 6.93 (6.33) 2.44 (1.82) 3.78 (1.70)
Taking trips out of town 6.82 (5.69) 2.23 (1.54) 3.45 (1.55)
Lifting/carrying grocery 6.70 (5.58) 2.19 (1.42) 3.26 (1.47)
Walking on a level surface 6.58 (4.86) 1.72 (1.04) 3.94 (1.43)
Grasping and handling ..... 6.58 (4.74) 1.54 (0.97) 4.29 (1.18)
Taking a bath/shower 6.56 (5.18) 1.57 (1.17) 4.31 (1.23)
Shopping for grocery/clothes 6.54 (5.53) 1.87 (1.41) 3.63 (1.32)
Registering new information 6.45 (3.96) 1.62 (0.91) 4.07 (1.16)
Moving around community 6.44 (5.09) 2.02 (1.34) 3.56 (1.43)
Reading ordinary newsprint 6.38 (5.56) 1.65 (1.21) 3.98 (1.32)
Being understood by those who know you 6.28 (4.25) 1.34 (0.83) 4.46 (1.08)
Getting dressed/undressed 6.26 (4.48) 1.46 (0.99) 4.45 (1.14)
Concentrating for 20 min. 6.17 (4.73) 1.67 (1.10) 3.85 (1.27)
Being understood by strangers 6.17 (3.92) 1.42 (0.82) 4.46 (1.08)
Being occupied in an important activity 6.16 (4.87) 1.82 (1.26) 3.75 (1.23)
Solving day to day problems 6.07 (4.18) 1.46 (0.92) 4.23 (0.99)
Understanding a conversation with 1 person 5.92 (3.79) 1.32 (0.70) 4.31 (1.25)
Doing own personal hygiene 5.91 (4.07) 1.39 (0.91) 4.44 (1.22)
Following a conversation with 3 persons 5.83 (3.76) 1.46 (0.81) 3.91 (1.28)
Feeding 5.83 (4.10) 1.42 (0.94) 4.27 (1.29)
Preparing own meals 5.83 (5.83) 1.78 (1.39) 3.37 (1.49)
Participating in social activities 5.56 (4.85) 1.80 (1.33) 3.58 (1.32)
Doing own housework 5.55 (5.69) 1.94 (1.43) 2.94 (1.44)
Doing moderate activities 5.00 (5.27) 2.01 (1.48) 2.69 (1.45)
  1. * best possible score not reached on each item