Table 2

Changes in scores between admission and discharge
Variables Cluster 1 (poor) Cluster 2 (good) Cluster 1 (poor) Cluster 1 (poor) Cluster 2 (good) Cluster 2 (good)
median (IQR) median (IQR) Discharged median (IQR) Long Term Care median (IQR) Discharged median (IQR) Long Term Care median (IQR)
BI admission (ADL) n = 52 5 (2, 9) n = 75 14 (13, 18) n = 24 6 (3, 10) n = 28 4 (2, 7) n = 60 15 (13, 18) n = 15 13 (11, 17)
BI discharge n = 41 11 (6, 15)** n = 70 18 (16, 20)** n = 23 14 (13, 16)** n = 18 5 (3, 9) n = 60 19 (17, 20)** n = 10 10 (5, 13)
BBS admission (balance) n = 52 3 (0, 17) n = 75 44 (33, 50) n = 24 9 (1, 25) n = 28 2 (0, 4) n = 60 44 (35, 50) n = 15 35 (27, 47)
BBS discharge n = 39 28 (3, 39)** n = 66 48 (41, 52)** n = 22 38 (28, 45)** n = 17 3 (0, 15)* n = 56 49 (44, 52)** n = 10 26 (17, 53)
FAC admission (walking ability) n = 52 0 (0, 2) n = 75 4 (3, 4) n = 24 0 (0, 2) n = 28 0 (0, 1) n = 60 4 (3, 4) n = 15 3 (3, 4)
FAC discharge n = 39 3 (0, 4)** n = 69 5 (4, 5)** n = 22 4 (3, 4)** n = 17 0 (0, 2) n = 58 5 (4, 5)** n = 11 3 (3, 5)
FAT admission (arm function) n = 52 1 (0, 4) n = 75 5 (4, 5) n = 24 1 (0, 3) n = 28 1 (0, 5) n = 60 5 (4, 5) n = 15 5 (4, 5)
FAT discharge n = 38 1 (0, 5)* n = 65 5 (5, 5) n = 21 3 (0, 5)** n = 17 0 (0, 4) n = 57 5 (5, 5)* n = 8 5 (1, 5)
GDS-8 admission (depressive complaints) n = 52 2 (1, 4) n = 75 1 (0, 2) n = 24 1 (0, 4) n = 28 2 (1, 5) n = 60 0 (0, 1) n = 15 1 (0, 2)
GDS-8 discharge n = 35 1 (0, 2) n = 61 0 (0, 1) n = 20 1 (0, 2)** n = 15 1 (0, 4) n = 54 0 (0, 0) n = 7 4 (1, 5)
NPI-NH admission (neuropsychiatric symptoms) n = 52 4 (0, 12) n = 75 0 (0, 2) n = 24 2 (0, 8) n = 28 7 (0, 18) n = 60 0 (0, 1) n = 15 0 (0, 4)
NPI-NH discharge n = 40 0 (0, 6) n = 70 0 (0, 1) n = 22 0 (0, 1)** n = 18 4 (0, 15) n = 60 0 (0, 0) n = 10 2 (0, 7)

Asterisks indicate significant changes between admission and discharge within the four groups, Wilcoxon Signed- Rank Test (**p < 0.01, *p < 0.05).

BI: Barthel Index (range 0–20).

BBS: Berg balance Scale (range 0–56).

FAC: Functional Ambulation Categories (range 0–5).

FAT: Frenchay Activities Index (range 0–5).

GDS-8: geriatric Depression Scale (range 0–8).

NPI-NH: NeuroPsychiatric Inventory Nursing Home version (range 0–144).

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

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