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Table 1 Characteristics of stroke survivors (n = 311) by type, sector and location of service provider

From: Compliance with Australian stroke guideline recommendations for outdoor mobility and transport training by post-inpatient rehabilitation services: An observational cohort study

Characteristic All service providers Type of service provider Sector of service provider Location of service provider
  (n = 311) OP(n = 84) DT(n = 117) HBR(n = 76) TAC(n = 34) Public (n = 235) Private (n = 76) Centre (n = 201) Home (n = 110)
Age (yr), mean (SD) 68 (15) 63 (15) 68 (17) 67 (16) 76 (10) 67 (16) 69 (17) 66 (15) 70 (13)
Sex, n male (%) 166 (72) 47 (56) 60 (51) 46 (61) 13 (38) 125 (53) 41 (54) 107 (53) 59 (54)
Marital status, n (%)          
 Single 46 (16) 16 (19) 19 (16) 9 (12) 2 (6) 38 (18) 8 (12) 35 (19) 11 (11)
 Married 180 (63) 55 (66) 62 (53) 44 (58) 19 (56) 138 (64) 42 (61) 117 (64) 63 (62)
 Divorced 16 (6) 2 (2) 4 (3) 8 (11) 2 (6) 13 (6) 3 (4) 6 (3) 10 (10)
 Widowed 44 (15) 4 (5) 22 (19) 7 (9) 11 (32) 28 (13) 16 (23) 26 (14) 18 (18)
Living situation, n (%)          
 Alone 62 (21) 14 (17) 25 (21) 13 (17) 10 (30) 42 (18) 20 (26) 39 (21) 23 (22)
 Family/spouse 228 (78) 62 (74) 84 (72) 59 (78) 23 (68) 176 (75) 52 (68) 146 (79) 82 (77)
Time post-stroke (days), med (IQR) 50 (31–92) 85 (40–157) 57 (37–88) 35 (15–67) 38 (19–46) 49 (26–94) 54 (34–82) 61 (38–112) 35 (17–63)
Side of stroke, n (%)          
 Left 149 (48) 43 (51) 56 (48) 33 (43) 17 (50) 114 (49) 35 (46) 99 (49) 50 (46)
 Right 120 (39) 34 (41) 47 (40) 24 (32) 15 (44) 87 (37) 33 (43) 81 (40) 39 (36)
 Bilateral/unknown 42 (13) 7 (8) 14 (12) 19 (25) 2 (6) 34 (14) 8 (11) 21 (10) 21 (19)
Type of stroke, n (%)          
 Infarct 127 (41) 36 (43) 50 (43) 23 (30) 18 (53) 97 (41) 30 (40) 86 (43) 41 (37)
 Haemorrhage 49 (16) 16 (19) 18 (15) 12 (16) 3 (9) 32 (14) 17 (22) 34 (17) 15 (14)
 Not stated 134 (43) 31 (37) 49 (42) 41 (54) 13 (38) 105 (45) 29 (38) 80 (40) 54 (49)
Stroke severity (SSS), mean (SD) 52 (4) 51 (4) 51 (4) 53 (3) 52 (3) 52 (4) 52 (4) 51 (4) 53 (3)
Dependency (mRS), med (IQR) 3 (2–3) 3 (2–3) 3 (2–3) 2 (2–3) 3 (3–3) 3 (2–3) 2 (2–3) 3 (2–3) 3 (2–3)
  0–1, n (%) 20 (8) 3 (5) 10 (10) 6 (13) 1 (3) 13 (7) 7 (12) 13 (8) 7 (9)
  ≥2, n (%) 225 (92) 63 (96) 89 (90) 40 (87) 33 (97) 174 (93) 51 (88) 152 (92) 73 (91)
Post-inpatient therapy received          
 Wait time (days), med (IQR) 13 (5–35) 26 (14–76) 14 (6–41) 8 (5–18) 3 (1–5) 13 (5–35) 12 (5–31) 21 (7–49) 6 (2–12)
 Type, n (%)          
  Physiotherapy only 64 (28) 25 (48) 15 (13) 24 (37) 0(0) 54 (35) 10 (13) 40 (24) 24 (37)
  Occupational therapy only 37 (16) 18 (35) 13 (11) 6 (9) 0(0) 29 (19) 8 (11) 31 (19) 6 (9)
  Both 130 (56) 9 (17) 86 (75) 35 (54) 34(100) 72 (46) 58 (76) 95 (57) 35 (54)
 Duration (days), med (IQR) 68 (35–109) 98 (41–246) 57 (28–90) 56 (34–103) 80 (49–83) 74 (38–128) 57 (28–84) 69 (35–128) 62 (38–84)
 Sessions (number), med (IQR) 11 (4–19) 8 (4–17) 12 (7–21) 5 (3–12) 19 (14–23) 8 (4–17) 14 (10–24) 11 (5–20) 10 (4–19)
  1. OP outpatient, DT day therapy, HBR home-based rehabilitation, TAC transitional aged care, mRS modified Rankin Scale, 0–5, SSS scandinavian stroke scale, 0–60. Time post-stroke number of days between stroke (or hospital admission) and first contact with a therapist, Wait time Days between hospital discharge and first contact with a therapist