Table 2

Primary outcome measures: BI and BICRO-39 intake and change scores (intake minus follow up) and comparison of change scores between groups

Intake scoresChange scores
Scale (No in each group)OutreachInfoOutreachInfop Value†
*p<0.05; **p<0.025.
†Probability levels for group comparisons (two tailed Mann-Whitney U tests)
(I) Barthel index% (n) improving35.4% (17)19.6% (9)
    (48 O/R, 46 info)Median (range)20 (6–20)20 (4–20)0.0 (−5 to 5)0.0 (−5 to 4)*
(II) BICRO-39
    Total score% (n) improving80% (28)70% (28)
    (35 O/R, 40 info)Median (range)15.3 (8 to 22.3)12.9 (8.8 to 25.7)2.5 (−1.7 to 6.2)0.9 (−4.1 to 6.8)*
    Max gain indexMode1.50.5
    (35 O/R, 40 info)Median (range)1.6 (0.2 to 2.6)1.0 (0.0 to 3.3)**
Subscales
    Personal care% (n) improving46% (16)26% (10)
    (35 O/R, 39 info)Median (range)0.1 (0 to 1.8)0.0 (0.0 to 5.0)0.0 (−0.3 to 1.6)0.0 (−1.3 to 2.7)0.08
    Mobility% (n) improving77% (27)62% (24)
    (35 O/R, 39 info)Median (range)2.0 (0.0 to 5.0)1.7 (0.0 to 5.0)0.5 (−1.4 to 2.4)0.4 (−2.0 to 2.5)0.10
    Self organisation% (n) improving66% (23)45% (17)
    (35 O/R, 39 info)Median (range)2.5 (0.0 to 5.0)1.5 (0.0 to 5.0)0.4 (−2.8 to 2.2)0.1 (−1.5 to 3.1)**
    Psychological% (n) improving68% (21)50% (20)
    (33 O/R, 40 info)Median (range)2.7 (0.5 to 4.2)2.5 (0.6 to 4.3)0.6 (−2.0 to 2.6)0.2 (−1.8 to 1.3)*
    Socialising% (n) improving50% (17)50% (20)
    (34 O/R, 40 info)Median (range)3.6 (1.3 to 5.0)3.2 (1.6 to 4.8)0.2 (−2.1 to 2.0)0.1 (−1.2 to 3.3)ns
    Employment% (n) improving54% (18)45% (18)
    (35 O/R, 40 info)Median (n)5.0 (3.4 to 5.0)5.0 (2.5 to 5.0)0.1 (−1.6 to 1.8)0.0 (−1.8 to 1.3)ns