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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

VariablesMedian scores (range)p value ##
AdmissionDischargeChange (%)#
A. Eating7 (1–7)7 (1–7)0.0<  0.01
B. Grooming7 (1–7)7 (1–7)0.0<  0.01
C. Bathing5 (1–7)6 (1–7)20.0<  0.01
D. Upper limb dressing6 (1–7)7 (1–7)16.7<  0.01
E. Lower limb dressing7 (1–7)7 (1–7)0.0<  0.01
F. Toileting5 (1–7)7 (1–7)40.0<  0.01
G. Bed/chair/wheelchair transfer6 (1–7)7 (1–7)16.7<  0.01
H. Toilet transfer6 (1–7)7 (1–7)16.7<  0.01
I. Bath transfer5 (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 communication6 (1–7)6 (1–7)0.0<  0.01
N. Problem-solving6 (1–7)6 (1–7)0.0<  0.01
O. Emotion-handling6 (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 hygiene4 (1–5)5 (1–5)25.0<  0.01
Q. Housework2 (0–5)3 (0–5)50.0<  0.01
R. Entertainment3 (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 use2 (0–5)4 (0–5)100.0<  0.01
T. Transportation use3 (0–5)4 (0–5)33.3<  0.01
U. Arrival at destination4 (0–5)4 (1–5)0.0<  0.01
V. Completion of task4 (0–5)4 (2–5)0.0<  0.01
W. Communication skills4 (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