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Table 3 Clinical Factors Associated with the Post Stroke HRQOL, n = 257

From: Factors associated with health related quality of life of patients with stroke in Sri Lankan context

FactorPhysicalCommunicationPsychosocialOverall
Level of disabilityMean (SD)
Slight disability (n = 53)3.8 (0.8)3.7 (1)3.6 (0.9)3.7 (0.8)
Moderate disability (n = 58)3.6 (0.9)3.7 (1)3.5 (0.8)3.6 (0.8)
Moderately severe disability (n = 93)2.9 (0.8)3.1 (1)2.8 (0.7)2.9 (0.7)
Severe disability (n = 93)2.5 (1)2.9 (1)2.6 (1)2.5 (1)
F28.27.118.926.4
p value0.001**0.001**0.001**0.001**
Type of stroke
 Ischemic (n = 208)3.31 (1)3.62 (1)3.24 (0.9)3.32 (0.9)
 Haemorrhagic (n = 49)2.52 (0.9)2.53 (1)2.62 (0.9)2.52 (0.8)
t5.05.64.65.3
p-value0.001**0.005**0.001**0.001**
Side of the lesion
 Left hemisphere (n = 161)2.92 (1)2.81 (1)2.9 (0.9)2.92 (1)
 Right hemisphere (n = 95)3.32 (0.9)3.62 (1)3.31 (0.3)3.32 (0.9)
t3.653.13.6
p-value0.001**0.003**0.002**0.001**
Type of Aphasia
 No aphasia (n = 154)3.4 (0.9)3.8 (1)3.3 (0.9)3.4 (0.9)
 Global aphasia (n = 41)2.5 (0.9)2.1 (0.8)2.5 (0.6)2.4 (0.7)
 Expressive aphasia (n = 35)2.9 (0.9)2.4 (0.9)2.8 (0.8)2.7 (0.8)
 Receptive aphasia (n = 6)3.0 (0.9)3.4 (0.9)3.0 (1.0)3.0 (0.9)
F11.442.111.917.7
p-value0.001**0.001**0.001**0.001**
Follow-up care
 Regular (n = 171)3.22 (0.9)3.46 (1)3.23 (0.9)3.28 (0.9)
 Not regular (n = 86)3.0 (1)3.26 (1)3.0 (1)3.0 (1)
t2.21.41.82
p-value0.03*0.160.070.05*
  1. * Statistically significant at the level-p < 0.01
  2. * Statistically significant at the level-p < 0.05