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Table 1 Characteristics of patients

From: Implementation and feasibility of the stroke nursing guideline in the care of patients with stroke: a mixed methods study

  Pre-test (N = 44) Post-test (N = 34) p-value
  Group Group  
Gender (n,%)    0.246
 Men 29 (66) 18 (53)  
 Women 15 (34) 16 (47)  
Age (M, SD) 65.5 (13.12) 58.2 (17.90) 0.051
Disease diagnosis (n,%)    
 Hemorrhage 11 (25) 8 (24) 0.881
 Infarct 33 (75) 26 (76)  
Living situation (n,%)    0.763
 Single/lives alone 11 (25) 10 (30)  
 Married/cohabiting 32 (75) 23 (70)  
Employment status prior to admissiona(n,%)    0.438
 Full employment 12 (29) 10 (35)  
 Part time 2 (5) 1 (3)  
 Not working 2 (5) 1 (3)  
 Retired 20 (49) 9 (31)  
 Disability benefits 5 (12) 8 (28)  
Nationality (n,%)    
 Icelandic 44 (100) 31 (91) 0.044
 Non-Icelandic 0 (0) 3 (9)  
Length of hospital stay days (M, SD)    
Neurological ward 17.8 (13.10)b 14.7 (7.162) 0.225
Rehabilitation ward 58.0 (48.27) 58.8 (56.71) 0.135
  1. aMissing data, b2 patients excluded due to unusual long acute phase