Table 2

Descriptive statistics for scores at the start and end of treatment

Start of treatment (n=179)End of treatment (n=173)Wilcoxon signed rank test
Mean (SD)Median (IQR)RangeMean (SD)Median (IQR)Rangezp ValueDirection of change
Rehabilitation Complexity Scale scores
Care (0–3)1.4 (0.8)1 (1 to 2)0 to 31.0 (0.9)1 (0 to 1)0 to 3−7.4<0.001
Nursing (0–3)2.3 (0.7)2 (2 to 3)0 to 31.8 (0.9)2 (1 to 3)0 to 3−7.3<0.001
Therapy disciplines (0–3)2.6 (0.5)3 (2 to 3)2 to 32.8 (0.4)3 (3 to 3)1 to 3−4.7<0.001
Therapy intensity (0–3)2.2 (0.6)2 (2 to 3)1 to 32.4 (0.5)2 (2 to 3)1 to 3−2.8<0.01
Medical (0–3)2.1 (0.7)2 (2 to 3)0 to 31.5 (0.9)2 (1 to 2)0 to 3−7.1<0.001
Total (0–15)10.7 (2.2)11 (9 to 12)4 to 159.4 (2.6)10 (7 to 11)3 to 15−6.8<0.001
NPDS scores
Basic care needs20.7 (13.3)18 (11 to 31)0 to 5213.3 (13.7)9 (3 to 21)0 to 50−8.9<0.001
Special nursing needs4.6 (6.0)5 (0 to 5)0 to 253.3 (4.9)0 (0 to 5)0 to 25−3.3<0.001
Total NPDS25.3 (17.7)22 (11 to 39)0 to 7216.6 (17.4)11 (3 to 25)0 to 65−8.7<0.001
Estimated care hours per week43.1 (18.4)42 (32 to 60)0 to 7730.6 (20.4)28 (14 to 42)0 to 74−8.7<0.001
NPTDA scores
Total NPTDA24.7 (7.7)25 (19 to 30)8 to 4427.6 (7.5)28 (23 to 33)6 to 50−4.4<0.001
Estimated total therapy hours per week21.4 (8.9)20 (16 to 26)6 to 6024.3 (8.8)23 (19 to 29)5 to 63−4.2<0.001
FIM and BI
BI (range 0–20)8.7 (5.7)9 (4 to 12)0 to 2014.2 (6.2)16 (11 to 20)0 to 20−10.4<0.001
FIM motor44.5 (22.9)43 (27 to 61)13 to 9166.1 (24.7)75 (54 to 85)13 to 91−10.6<0.001
FIM cognitive23.1 (9.3)24 (17 to 31)5 to 3525.9 (8.7)28 (22 to 33)5 to 35−8.3<0.001
  • BI, Barthel Index; FIM, Functional Independence Measure (motor and cognitive subscales); IQR, Interquartile range; NPDS, Northwick park nursing dependency scale; NPTDA, Northwick Park Therapy Dependency Assessment.