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Table 1 Demographic and baseline clinical characteristics of the participants

From: Assessing the Stroke-Specific Quality of Life for Outcome Measurement in Stroke Rehabilitation: Minimal Detectable Change and Clinically Important Difference

Characteristic n a = 74 n b = 25 P
Age, mean (SD) y 57.1 (11.7) 52.9 (11.2) 0.89c
Gender, Male/Female, No. 52/22 17/8 1.00d
Months after stroke, mean (SD) 18.1 (16.4) 15.5 (12.8) 0.82c
Side of stroke, Right/Left, No. 38/36 16/9 0.25d
Stroke subtype, Hemorrhagic/Ischemic, No. 28/46 12/13 0.49d
Brunnstrom stage of proximal UE, median (range) 4.5 (3-6) 4 (3-6) 0.61d
Fugl-Meyer Assessment UE scores, mean (SD) 44.0 (13.1) 40.8 (14.1) 0.23c
Mini Mental-State Exam scores, mean (SD) 27.5 (2.3) 26.6 (2.8) 0.23c
Intervention, No.    
   Bilateral Arm Training 22   
   Constraint-Induced Therapy 16   
   Conventional Rehabilitation. 36   
  1. Abbreviations: SD, standard deviation; UE, upper extremity.
  2. a The participants used for estimating clinically important differences; b The participants used for estimating the test-retest reliability; c The two-sample t-test, 2-tailed; d Chi-square.