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Table 1 Demographic data of the participants after the randomization with no significant difference between the two groups (P > 0.05): (a) independent t-test; (b) Fisher’s exact test

From: Distal versus proximal - an investigation on different supportive strategies by robots for upper limb rehabilitation after stroke: a randomized controlled trial

Characteristics Training Assisted by NMES-ROBOTS P value
Hand group (n = 15) Sleeve group (n = 15)
Age (yrs.) a 57.3 ± 8.87 57.7 ± 5.93 0.886
Time since stroke (yrs.)a 8.26 ± 4.17 7.87 ± 3.07 0.773
Gender (male/female)b 12/3 10/5 0.682
Stroke side (left/right)b 7/8 7/8 1.000
Type of stroke b (hemorrhagic/ischemic) 8/7 6/9 0.715