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Table 2 Characteristics of the sample in the intervention arm of the RCT (n = 166) and the process evaluation sample of the intervention group (n = 14)

From: Implementation fidelity in a complex intervention promoting psychosocial well-being following stroke: an explanatory sequential mixed methods study

  Total sample from RCT Process evaluation sample
Demographic characteristics Mean (S.D) Mean (S.D)
Age at admission (n = 166;14) 66.7 (12.02) 59.6 (11.9)
  N (%) N (%)
Gender (n = 166;14)
 Female 68 (41.0) 6 (42.9)
 Male 98 (59.0) 8 (57.1)
Living situation (n = 166;14)
 Live with someone 116 (69.9) 10 (71.4)
 Live alone 50 (30.1) 4 (28.6)
Work status pre-stroke (n = 163;14)
 Working 61 (37.4) 9 (64.2)
 Retired or on disability leave 86 (52.8) 5 (35.7)
 Sick leave or under occupational rehabilitation 16 (9.8) 0
Rehabilitation services at baseline (T1) (n = 166;14)
 Physical therapy 98 (59.0) 10 (71.4)
 Occupational therapy 73 (44.0) 8 (57.1)
 Speech therapy 30 (18.1) 4 (28.6)
 Psychologist/psychiatrist 14 (8.4) 3 (21.4)
 Home nursing care 56 (33.7) 5 (35.7)
 Other rehabilitation services 22 (13.3) 1 (7.1)
 No reported rehabilitation services 52 (31.3) 4 (28.6)
Rehabilitation services at 6 months (T2) (n = 143;14)   
 Physical therapy 51 (35.7) 5 (35.7)
 Occupational therapy 9 (6.3) 0 (0.0)
 Speech therapy 16 (11.2) 4 (28.6)
 Psychologist/psychiatrist 3 (2.1) 1 (7.1)
 Home nursing care 17 (11.9) 0 (0.0)
 Other rehabilitation services 17 (11.9) 3 (21.4)
 No reported rehabilitation services 66 (46.2) 5 (35.7)
Characteristics of the stroke in acute phase N (%) N (%)
Type of stroke (n = 149;14)
 Ischemic 128 (85.9) 9 (64.3)
 Hemorrhagic 19 (12.8) 3 (21.4)
 Not specified 2 (1.3) 2 (14.3)
Stroke symptom localization (n = 144;13)
 Right side 65 (45.1) 6 (46.2)
 Left side 70 (48.6) 6 (46.2)
 Bilateral 7 (4.9) 1 (7.7)
 Not relevant 2 (1.4) 0 (0.0)
Language impairment at assessment in hospital (n = 129;13)
 Yes 44 (34.1) 7 (53.8)
 No 85 (65.9) 6 (46.2)
NIHSS classification (n = 126;14)
 0–5 85 (67.5) 9 (69.2)
 6–10 28 (22.2) 3 (23.1)
 11–15 13 (10.3) 1 (7.7)
 16+ 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)