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Table 2 Comparisons of admission, two and six months post stroke data between matched South-African (SA) (n = 73) and German (GE) patient samples (n = 73)

From: Motor and functional recovery after stroke: a comparison between rehabilitation settings in a developed versus a developing country

Parameters SA GE p-value
n = 73 n = 73
RMA-GF    
On admission to CHC/SRU: median (IQR) 8 (4–11) 8 (4–10) 0.28c
At two months after stroke: median (IQR) 11 (6–11) 10 (6–11) 0.03 c
At six months after stroke: median (IQR) 11 (8–11) 11 (9–12) 0.03 c
RMA-LT    
On admission to CHC/SRU: median (IQR) 5 (3–7) 7 (5–8) 0.0001 c
At two months after stroke: median (IQR) 7 (3–8) 9 (7–9) <0.0001 c
At six months after stroke: median (IQR) 7 (5–9) 9 (7–10) <0.0001 c
RMA-A    
On admission to CHC/SRU: median (IQR) 4 (1–9) 6 (1–10) 0.09c
At two months after stroke: median (IQR) 8 (2–11) 9 (3–14) 0.03 c
At six months after stroke: median (IQR) 8 (1.5-11) 12 (5–14) 0.0003 c
BI    
On admission to CHC/SRU: median (IQR) 65 (50–80) 80 (45–90) 0.05c
At six months after stroke: median (IQR) 85 (65–95) 95 (80–100) 0.003 c
  1. cWilcoxon signed rank test.
  2. SA indicates South-African patient sample, GE: German patient sample; CHC: Community Health Centre; SRU: Stroke Rehabilitation Unit; RMA-GF: Rivermead Motor Assessment- Gross Function, RMA-LT: Rivermead Motor Assessment- Leg and Trunk; RMA-A: Rivermead Motor Assessment Arm Function, BI: Barthel Index, IQR: Interquartile range, p-values < 0.05 are in bold.