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Table 1 Characteristics of the participants

From: Effectiveness of a combined transcranial direct current stimulation and virtual reality-based intervention on upper limb function in chronic individuals post-stroke with persistent severe hemiparesis: a randomized controlled trial

  Control group (n = 15) Experimental group
(n = 14)
Significance
Gender (n, %)    NS (p = 0.742)
 Male 11 (73.3%) 11 (78.6%)  
 Female 4 (26.7%) 3 (21.4%)  
Age (years) 52.3 ± 10.9 57.6 ± 6.9 NS (p = 0.133)
Etiology (n, %)    NS (p = 0.344)
 Ischemic stroke 12 (75.0%) 9 (64.3%)  
 Hemorrhagic stroke 3 (25.0%) 5 (35.7%)  
Hemiparesis (n, %)    NS (p = 0.599)
 Left 11 (36.4%) 9 (55.5%)  
 Right 4 (63.6%) 5 (44.5%)  
Time since injury (months) 9.3 ± 2.4 8.7 ± 2.3 NS (p = 0.533)
  1. Gender, etiology, and hemiparesis are expressed as a percentage of the total number of participants. Age and time since injury are expressed in terms of mean and standard deviation. NS non-significant