Table 1

Description sample and clusters
Variable Total sample % Cluster 1 (poor) % Cluster 2 (good) % Significant difference between clusters
Median (IQR) Median (IQR) Median (IQR)
n = 127 n = 52 n = 75
Berg Balance Scale (range 0–56) 31 (5, 46) 3 (0, 17) 44 (33, 50) **
Functional Ambulation Categories (range 0–5) 3 (0, 4) 0 (0, 2) 4 (3, 4) **
Barthel Index (range 0–20) 12 (6, 16) 5 (2, 9) 14 (13, 18) **
Frenchay Arm Test (range 0–5) 4 (1, 5) 1 (0, 4) 5 (4, 5) **
Charlson Index (range 0–27) 2 (1, 3) 3 (2, 3) 2 (1, 2) **
Global Depression Scale (range 0–8) 1 (0, 3) 2 (1, 4) 1 (0, 2) **
Neuropsychiatric Inventory: Nursing Home version (range 0–144) 0 (0, 5) 4 (0, 12) 0 (0, 2) **
Gender: male 48 35 57 *
Localization of stroke on right 58 65 54
Ischemic stroke 85 90 81
First stroke 83 87 80
Age (years) 80 (76, 85) 81 (76, 86) 79 (76, 85)

Cluster 2 n = 75 (59.1% of the patients).

Cluster 1 n = 52 (40.9% of the patients).

Asterisks indicate significant differences between groups Mann–Whitney-U Test and Chi-squared Test (**p < 0.01, *p < 0.05).

Variables that best separate are at the top of the table and descending.

Buijck et al.

Buijck et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:443   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-443

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