Table 1

Participant characteristics

ParticipantVenue*Time since stroke (months)MRS†AgeSexProgramme adherence categorisation‡
Charles1a36364MHigh
Donald1a42391MHigh
James1a2389MHigh
Frank24373MLow
Betty218356FHigh
Peter2120277MLow
Sally233380FHigh
Arnold213259MHigh
Catherine384267FLow
Sandra390268FLow
  • *Venue relates to the different locations of ReTrain delivery: 1, Sports Hall, city; 2, Community Centre, town; 3, Church Hall, city.

  • †MRS, Modified Ranking Scale (measuring level of disability—higher value indicates greater disability).

  • ‡Programme adherence category was derived from combined metrics (attendance registers and homework records): low (<50%), medium (50%–75%)) and high (>75%) adherence. For the interviews, we only sampled low-dose  and high-dose participants.