Table 2

Stroke characteristics of subjects

CharacteristicsTotal"Continuously-Employed""Employed Unemployed" P values
Participants, n (%)193 (100.0)145 (75.1)48 (24.9)
Comorbidity affecting RTW, mean (SD)
 Weighted index of comorbidity2.7 (1.1)2.7 (1.1)2.8 (1.2)0.918
 Age-related score of comorbidity5.1 (1.7)5.0 (1.6)5.6 (1.8)0.038*
Stroke type, n (%)0.360
 Ischaemic stroke170 (88.1)130 (89.7)40 (83.3)
 Haemorrhagic stroke23 (11.9)15 (10.3)8 (16.7)
Stroke location, n (%)0.913
 Right85 (44.0)63 (43.4)22 (45.8)
 Left98 (50.8)74 (51.0)24 (50.0)
 Both10 (5.2)8 (5.5)2 (4.2)
Initial stroke management, n (%)
 REH consult148 (76.7)111 (76.6)37 (77.1)1.000
 REH transfer24 (12.4)18 (12.4)6 (12.5)1.000
Discharge destination, n (%)0.130
 Home173 (89.6)133 (91.7)40 (83.3)
 REH specialised clinic or hospital11 (5.7)9 (6.3)2 (4.2)
 Other clinic or hospital9 (4.7)3 (2.1)6 (12.6)
  • *p<0.05 when compared with the "Employed-Unemployed" group.

  • REH, rehabilitation department; RTW, return to work.