Table 3

Response rates 3 and 12 months after stroke. Response rates for self-rated health, symptoms of depression and general symptoms 3 and 12 months after stroke.

ASSESSMENT

3 months (n = 145)

12 months (n = 135)


Self-rated health

105 (72%)

98 (73%)

Symptoms of depression1)

91 (63%)

96 (71%)

General symptoms2)

106 (73%)

97 (72%)


1) At 3 months: 65 (71%) responded to nine questions, 11 (13%) to eight questions and 15 (16%) to six or seven questions. At 12 months: 77 (80%) responded to nine questions, 11 (11%) to eight questions, and 8 (8%) to six or seven questions.

2) At 3 months, the number of non-responders to the questions about 30 symptoms varied from 38 (26%) to 42 (29%), with a median value of 27%. At 12 months, the number varied from 38 (28%) to 65 (48%), with a median value of 30%. There was a tendency at 3 months, and a strong tendency at 12 months, to respond to a lesser extent to the last questions (pain in the joints, backache, pain in the legs, sweating, difficulty urinating).

Skånér et al. BMC Family Practice 2007 8:61   doi:10.1186/1471-2296-8-61

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