Table 1

Characteristics of the participants

1 (198 referrals) 2 (143 participants who completed all stages)
Mean age (SD) (y)38.41 (15.12)38.57 (14.87)
Age range8–838–83
Male/Female142:56105:38
Mean age (SD) at time of insult33.45 (15.94)33.25 (16.25)
Mean time (SD) (y) since insult5.16 (5.92)4.9 (6.25)
Not in paid employment (%)92.493.7
Traumatic head injury (%)43.444.1
Stroke (%)23.225.2
Acquired non-progressive brain injury (eg anoxia, meningitis, encephalitis) (%)17.214.6
Acquired progressive brain injury (eg Alzheimer's, multiple sclerosis) (%)7.67.0
Other conditions (eg developmental, diagnosis uncertain) (%)8.69.1
Living in residential care/hospital (%)4.64.2
Living with family (spouse/parent) (%)68.272.0
Living alone with help of carer(s) (%)13.112.6
Living alone (%)14.111.2