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Table 2 Outdoor-related therapy sessions delivered per stroke survivor by type of service provider, mean difference (95 % CI) and statistical significance (p) between type 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

Therapy All Type of service provider Mean difference between types of service providera P * *
  (n = 311) OP(n = 84) DT(n = 117) HBR(n = 76) TAC(n = 34) DT relative to OP HBR relative to OP TAC relative to OP
Outdoor-related sessions per stroke survivor (number)          
 Mean (SD) 2.1 (3.1) 1.4 (2.2) 1.4 (2.1) 2.0 (2.7) 6.8 (4.6) 0.0 (−0.7 to 0.6) 0.5 (−0.6 to 1.6) 5.4 (4.4 to 6.4) <0.001
 Med (IQR) 1 (0–3) 0 (0–2) 1 (0–2) 1 (0–3) 6 (3–11)     
  Outings (number)          
   Mean (SD) 0.9 (2.1) 0.6 (1.3) 0.3 (0.8) 0.9 (1.7) 4.1 (4.1) −0.3 (−0.5 to 0.0) 0.4 (−0.1 to 0.8) 3.5 (2.8 to 4.3) <0.001
   Med (IQR) 0 (0–1) 0 (0–0) 0 (0–0) 0 (0–1) 3 (0–7)     
  Outdoor practice (number)          
   Mean (SD) 0.9 (1.7) 0.6 (1.7) 0.9 (1.7) 0.7 (1.3) 2.0 (2.0) 0.3 (−0.4 to 0.9) 0.1 (−0.60.2 to 0.7) 1.4 (0.6 to 2.2) 0.01
   Med (IQR) 0 (0–1) 0 (0–0) 0 (0–1) (0–1) 2 (0–3)     
  Outdoor information (number)          
   Mean (SD) 0.3 (0.7) 0.3 (0.7) 0.3 (0.6) 0.4 (0.8) 0.7 (1.0) 0.0 (−0.2 to 0.2) 0.1 (−0.2 to 0.4) 0.5 (0.0 to 0.9) 0.02
   Med (IQR) 0 (0–0) 0 (0–0) 0 (0–0) 0 (0–1) 0 (0–1)     
  1. OP outpatient, DT day therapy, HBR home-based rehabilitation, TAC transitional aged care
  2. aMean differences calculated from negative binomial GEE model
  3. **P value for any difference between the four groups