Table 2

Characteristics of the 428 patients recruited, the ‘best responder’ (n=134) and the non-responder (n=123) group

Recruited sample
N=428
Best responders
N=134
Non-responders
N=123
χ2 Test*
VariablesNPer centNPer centNPer centp Value
Gender
 Male270(63.1)86(64.2)80(65.0)0.90
 Female158(36.9)48(35.8)43(35.0)
Diagnosis
 Brain injury315(73.6)97(72.8)85(69.1)0.35
 Stroke/SAH* 212 (49.5)70(52.2)57(46.3)
 TBI*63 (14.7)16(11.9)18(14.6)
 Other ABI* 40 (9.3)11(8.2)10(8.1)
 Spinal cord injury38(8.9)8(6.0)11(8.9)
 Peripheral neuropathy26(6.1)8(6.0)9(7.3)
 Progressive LTNC21(4.9)5(3.7)10(8.1)
 Other27(6.3)16(11.9)7(5.7)
 Missing1(0.2)0(0)1(0.8)
Discharge destination
 Home333(77.8)115(85.8)89(72.4)0.009
 Nursing home51(11.9)9(6.7)19(15.4)0.03
 On-going rehabilitation18(4.2)6(4.5)5(4.1)1.0
 Hospital4(1.0)2(1.5)1(0.8)1.0
 Other19(4.4)2(1.5)9(7.3)0.03
Referred to ongoing rehabilitation
 Yes378(88.3)124(92.5)110(89.4)0.33
 No41(9.6)7(5.2)11(8.9)
 Not answered9(2.1)3(2.2)2(1.6)
Permission to include on the register      
 Yes322(75.2)108(80.6)90(73.2)0.23
 No13(3.0)3(2.2)7(5.7)
 Not answered93(21.7)23(17.2)26(21.1)
At recruitmentMeanSDMeanSDMeanSDt Test*
p value
Age
 Years49.1(15.2)50.2(14.0)47.8(15.9)0.19
Neurological impairment
 NIS-Motor8.1(5.1)8.3(5.0)8.9(5.4)0.36
 NIS-Cognitive4.4(3.1)4.4(3.2)4.8(3.0)0.34
 Total12.8(6.4)13.1(6.4)13.9(6.7)0.37
Needs for health and social care
 NPCS Health11.5(4.3)11.4(4.2)11.9(4.5)0.31
 NPCS-Social support6.2(4.3)5.6(4.0)6.7(4.8)0.04
 NPCS-Total17.7(7.8)17.0(7.6)18.7(8.4)0.09
  • *Difference between best responders and non-responders.

  • Significant differences are highlighted in bold.

  • LTNC, long-term neurological condition; NIS, Neurological Impairment Scale; NPCS, Needs and Provision Complexity Scale.