Table 2

Characteristics of patients and health professionals in the clinical outpatient visits and the focus group discussions

Clinical visit
(n=46)
Focus group 1
(n=4)
Focus group 2
(n=6)
Patients
 Primary care, ruralx
 Specialised care, urbanx
 Age (years) at inclusion70 (41–85)71 (58–78)74 (45–76)
 Sex, male33, 72%45
 Education
 Mandatory2014
 High school1311
 University821
 Months since stroke3 (1–84)20 (3–84)3 (1–6)
 Working at stroke onset (yes)1321
 Length of hospitalisation, (days)8 (2–120)11 (5–82)8 (4–11)
 History of stroke (yes)913
 Stroke characteristics
 Ischaemic/haemorrhagic36/54/04/2
 Right/left/posterior/bilateral19/16/5/23/1/0/03/2/1/0
 NIHSS2 (0–16)4 (3–10)2 (1–6)
 Aphasia (yes)901
 Neglect (yes)410
 At discharge
 ADL independency (yes)3436
 Wheel-chair use (yes)410
Clinical visit
(n=10)
Focus group 3
(n=4)
Focus group 4
(n=4)
Health professionals
 Age (years)46 (35–63)43 (37–46)46 (35–55)
 Primary care, ruralx
 Specialised care, urbanx
 Sex, male3, 30%01
 Nurse/OT/physician4/1/53/0/10/1/3
 Stroke experience (years)
 ≤5/5–10/102/2/60/1/32/1/1
  • Data are presented as number of persons (n) or median and range. Missing data from medical records (n=4).

  • ADL, activities of daily living; NIHSS, National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale; OT, occupational therapist.