Table 1

Demographic and baseline characteristics of those recruits who did and did not respond to the follow-up questionnaires at 6 months

Respondents (n=211)Non-respondents (n=217)Total recruited sample (n=428)
MeanSDMeanSDMeanSD
Age (years)50.214.348.116.149.115.3
n%n%n%
Gender
 Male127601436627063
 Female8440743415837
Diagnosis
 Brain injury157741587331574
 Spinal cord injury1782110389
 Peripheral neuropathy105167266
 Progressive NC105115215
 Other178105276
 Missing001010
Discharge destination
 Home176831637533979
 Nursing home221030145212
 Ongoing rehab7384154
 Hospital212141
 Other42146184
Impairment
 NIS-motor7.95.18.35.08.15.1
 NIS-cognitive4.53.24.52.94.53.1
NPCS-Needs at discharge
 Health and personal care11.44.211.64.411.54.3
 Social care and support6.14.16.34.46.24.3
Dependency (n=211)
 NPDS at 1 month12.913.8 
 NPDS at 6 months12.211.0    
Community integration (n=195)
 CIQ at 1 month11.94.9    
 CIQ at 6 months11.05.7    
Carer burden (n=145)*
 ZBI at 1 month24.816.2    
 ZBI at 6 months24.217.5    
  • CIQ, Community Integration Questionnaire; NIS, Neurological Impairment Scale; NPCS, Needs and Provision Complexity Scale;

  • NPDS, Northwick Park Dependency Scale;

  • ZBI, Caregiver burden interview* (only recorded for those with family carers).