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Table 2 Admission and discharge scores of basic life skills and their applications in family and social life, by individual variables

From: Effects of a rehabilitation program for individuals with chronic spinal cord injury in Shanghai, China

Variables Median scores (range) p value ##
Admission Discharge Change (%)#
A. Eating 7 (1–7) 7 (1–7) 0.0 <  0.01
B. Grooming 7 (1–7) 7 (1–7) 0.0 <  0.01
C. Bathing 5 (1–7) 6 (1–7) 20.0 <  0.01
D. Upper limb dressing 6 (1–7) 7 (1–7) 16.7 <  0.01
E. Lower limb dressing 7 (1–7) 7 (1–7) 0.0 <  0.01
F. Toileting 5 (1–7) 7 (1–7) 40.0 <  0.01
G. Bed/chair/wheelchair transfer 6 (1–7) 7 (1–7) 16.7 <  0.01
H. Toilet transfer 6 (1–7) 7 (1–7) 16.7 <  0.01
I. Bath transfer 5 (1–7) 7 (1–7) 40.0 <  0.01
J. Walking (locomotion) 1 (1–7) 1 (1–7) 0.0 <  0.01
K. Stairs (locomotion) 1 (1–7) 1 (1–7) 0.0 <  0.01
L. Wheelchair (locomotion) 4 (1–7) 5 (1–7) 25.0 <  0.01
Total motor score (range: 12–84) 61 (12–82) 70 (13–83) 14.8 <  0.01
M. Interpersonal communication 6 (1–7) 6 (1–7) 0.0 <  0.01
N. Problem-solving 6 (1–7) 6 (1–7) 0.0 <  0.01
O. Emotion-handling 6 (1–7) 6 (1–7) 0.0 <  0.01
Total cognition and emotion score (range: 3–21) 18 (3–21) 18 (3–21) 0.0 <  0.01
Total basic life skills score (range: 15–105) 78 (24–100) 89 (31–103) 14.1 <  0.01
P. Personal hygiene 4 (1–5) 5 (1–5) 25.0 <  0.01
Q. Housework 2 (0–5) 3 (0–5) 50.0 <  0.01
R. Entertainment 3 (0–5) 4 (0–5) 33.3 <  0.01
Total score of basic life skills applications in family life (range: 0–15) 8 (1–15) 11 (1–15) 37.5 <  0.01
S. Wheelchair use 2 (0–5) 4 (0–5) 100.0 <  0.01
T. Transportation use 3 (0–5) 4 (0–5) 33.3 <  0.01
U. Arrival at destination 4 (0–5) 4 (1–5) 0.0 <  0.01
V. Completion of task 4 (0–5) 4 (2–5) 0.0 <  0.01
W. Communication skills 4 (1–5) 4 (2–5) 0.0 <  0.01
Total score of basic life skills applications in social life (range: 0–25) 17 (3–25) 20 (9–25) 17.6 <  0.01
Total application score (range: 0–40) 25 (5–40) 31 (13–40) 24.0 <  0.01
  1. #: Relative improvement = (Discharge – Admission)/Admission * 100
  2. ##: Wilcoxon test of paired samples was performed