Table 4

Functioning according to demographic factors, change in activities and aftercare
Variables Thrombolysis Without
N Median BI (range) p* N Median BI (range) p* p#
Gender2 Male 24 20 (4-20) 0.310 23 20 (12-20) 0.155 0.227
Female 9 19 (9-20) 32 19 (13-20)
Social situation2 Living alone 7 18 (18-20) 0.355 30 19.5 (13-20) 0.405 0.419
Living with partner 26 20 (4-20) 23 20 (12-20)
Stroke location2 Left side 13 20 (9-20) 0.561 34 20 (13-20) 0.851 0.096
Right side 20 20 (4-20) 16 19.5 (12-20)
Unknown 0 5 20 (18-20)
Housekeeping1 More 1 20 (20-20) 0.005 5 20 (18-20) <0.001 0.612
As much as before 21 20 (18-20) 25 20 (13-20)
Less 7 20 (8-20) 16 18 (15-20)
Quit 4 9 (4-18) 8 17 (12-19)
Physical activity1 More 1 20 (20-20) 0.107 2 20 (20-20) 0.003 0.139
As much as before 16 20 (18-20) 18 20 (16-20)
Less 15 20 (8-20) 30 20 (12-20)
Quit 1 4 (4-4) 4 14 (12-17)
Hobbies1 More 0 0.005 1 20 (20-20) 0.662 0.866
As much as before 17 20 (18-20) 34 20 (13-20)
Less 7 20 (18-20) 18 20 (12-20)
Quit 9 18 (4-20) 1 18 (18-18)
Visiting1 More 1 20 (20-20) 0.058 0 0.001 0.002
As much as before 25 20 (9-20) 37 20 (15-20)
Less 5 20 (8-20) 14 18.5 (13-20)
Quit 2 6.5 (4-9) 3 15 (12-17)
Vacation More 0 0.182 2 20 (20-20) 0.007 0.001
As much as before 18 20 (9-20) 25 20 (13-20)
Less 9 20 (9-20) 12 20 (18-20)
Quit 6 18.5 (4-20) 15 17 (12-20)
Experienced quality of life2 Increased 2 20 (20-20) 0.107 0 0.505 0.169
The same 16 20 (18-20) 37 20 (13-20)
Diminished 15 19 (4-20) 17 19 (12-20)

p# corrected for stroke severity and age.

* Kruskall-Wallis1 and Mann-Whitney2 test, # Interaction rank transform ANOVA.

de Weerd et al.

de Weerd et al. BMC Neurology 2012 12:61   doi:10.1186/1471-2377-12-61

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