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Table 1 Patient characteristics at baseline from total sample and selected subgroups

From: Implementation of a gait center training to improve walking ability and vital parameters in inpatient neurological rehabilitation- a cohort study

 Total sample (n = 780)Central DiagnosesPeripheral DiagnosesNWAp value
 STI (n = 329)STH (n = 131)CIPM (n = 74)(n = 89) 
MedianIQRnMedianIQRnMedianIQRnMedianIQRnMedianIQRn 
Age (years)68.022.078072.018.032972.023.013171.014.87472.08.0890.496
duration of illness (weeks)4.316.66293.05.62843.910.81099.010.5513.76.773< 0.001
duration of rehabilitation (weeks)4.93.97804.63.03295.44.21316.34.3746.04.689< 0.001
time rehabilitation beginning-start gait trainer (weeks)0.71.06160.70.92660.71.51021.73.5433.45.726< 0.001
total gait trainer- sessions5.010.07795.09.03297.013.51311.08.5741.01.388< 0.001
FAC35750353141412602730089< 0.001
Vital capacity (ccm)2100150059421001400253190015259216001450441300800400.052
Blood pressure systolic (mmHg)12917762130433231291712812416721291787< 0.001
Blood pressure diastolic (mmHg)76117627611323775128749717610870.006
  1. STI ischemic stroke, STH hemorrhagic stroke, CIPM Critical Illness Polyneuropathy or –Myopathy, NWA patients who did not reach walking ability neither at the beginning nor at the end of rehabilitation- this subgroup n = 89 is composed as follows 45(STI) + 24(STH) + 10(CIPM) + 10(other neurological diagnosis), IQR interquartile range, FAC Functional Ambulation Categories, p value- derived from paired Wilcoxon test