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Table 2 Baseline stroke and health characteristics comparing LWWS 1 and 2

From: Randomized trial of telephone versus in-person delivery of a brief psychosocial intervention in post-stroke depression

Characteristic Telephone LWSS2 (N = 37) In-person LWSS2 (N = 35) Control LWSS 2 (N = 28) In-person LWSS 1 (N = 48) Control LWSS 1 (N = 53)
NIHSS score, mean (SD, range)
(Median, IQR)
3.4 (3.4, 0–15)
2 (1–5)
3.4 (3.6, 0–14)
2 (1–5)
3.5 (3.8, 0–12)
2 (1–6)
6.08 (4.4, 0–17) 6.21 (5.05, 0–17)
HRSD, mean (SD, range) 18.0 (3.1, 12–26) 19.1 (3.2, 14–27) 18.3 (2.9, 13–23) 20.0 (4.53, 10–29) 19.8 (4.15, 11–29)
Barthel index, mean (SD)
(Median, IQR)
91.8 (17.5)
98 (92–98)
89.1 (20.3)
97 (89–97)
88.0 (22.6)
97 (87–97)
81.9 (23.2) 83.5 (22.3 SD)
Perceived percent recovery, mean (SD, range) 61.6 (22.8, 0–95) 60 (25.9, 2–95) 65.9 (24.9, 10–95) 46.3 (23.1, 0–90) 55.3 (19.7, 10–100)
History of depression (number, %) 32 (86%) 27 (77%) 20 (71%) 36 (75%) 37 (69.8%)
Currently taking antidepressant medication 19 (51%) 16 (46%) 12 (43%) 29 (60.4%) 34 (64.2%)
Ischemic stroke (includes ischemic with H conversion N, %) 32 (86%) 31 (89%) 22 (79%) 48 (100%) 53 (100%)
Intraparenchymal haemorrhagic stroke 4 (11%) 4 (11%) 3 (11%) 0 0
Subarachnoid haemorrhage 1 (2%) 0 3 (11%) 0 0
Current antihypertensive medication 26 (70%) 28 (80%) 20 (71%) 39 (81.3%) 40 (75%)
Heart failure 0 6 (17%) 2 (7%) 10.4% 13.2%
Diabetes 11 (30%) 12 (34%) 5 (17%) 16.7% 43.4%
  1. SD standard deviation, IQR interquartile range