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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of the study population

From: Recovery of kinematic arm function in well-performing people with subacute stroke: a longitudinal cohort study

  Stroke Group Healthy Group
Admission (n = 42) (n = 35)
 Age, mean (SD) 64.9 (12.2) 60.1 (12.7)
 Female, n (%) 16 (38%) 15 (42%)
 Ischemic stroke, n (%) 32 (87%)  
 Stroke location, n (%)
  * Left hemisphere 19 (45%)  
  * Right hemisphere 23 (55%)  
 Dominant arm affected 21 (50%)  
 NIHSS, median (QQ) 4 (3–6)  
3 days post-stroke
 FMA-UE, median (QQ) 56 (43–62)  
 FMA-Sensation, n > 12 10  
 Physical or occupational therapy 42 (100%)  
  > 3 times/week 100% 42 (100%)  
3 months post-stroke
 FMA-UE, median (QQ) 65 (64–66)  
 FMA-Sensation, n > 12 2  
 Physical or occupational therapy 22 (52%)  
   < 2 times/week 10 (24%)  
  2–3 times/week 11 (26%)  
   > 3 times/week 1 (2%)  
6 months post-stroke (n = 35)
 FMA-UE, median (QQ) 66 (63–66)  
 FMA-Sensation, n > 12 1  
 Physical or occupational therapy 11 (31%)  
   < 2 times/week 5 (14%)  
  2–3 times/week 5 (14%)  
   > 3 times/week 1 (3%)  
12 months post-stroke (n = 35)
 FMA-UE, median (QQ) 66 (62.5–66)  
 FMA-Sensation, n > 12 2  
 SIS-Arm ability, median (QQ) 95 (78–100)  
 Physical or occupational therapy 6 (17%)  
   < 2 times/week 4 (11%)  
  2–3 times/week 2 (6%)  
   > 3 times/week 0  
  1. SD, Standard deviation; QQ, 1st Quartile–3rd Quartile; NIHSS, National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale; FMA–UE, Fugl-Meyer Upper Extremity Motor score; FMA-Sensation, the upper extremity part of the Fugl-Meyer–Sensation score; SIS, Stroke Impact Scale