Table 1

Characteristics of the patients

Development sample (SAH; n=141)Validation sample (SAH; n=99)Validation sample (IS–ICH; n=105)
Sex (% women)66.782.047.6
Age (years) (mean (SD))51.4 (12.3)52.860.8 (14.3)
Educational level (% at least high school)31.91843.3
Living with partner (%)64.962.6
Hospital data
 Time after event (months) (mean SD))36.1 (7.9)2.1 (1.0)7.5 (1.3)
 Infarction (%)0089.5
Location of aneurysm (%)
 ICA23.423.4
 MCA21.321.6
 AcomA/ACA42.642.3
 Vertebrobasilar12.811.7
Complications after SAH (%)
 Rebleeding5.74.5
 Secondary ischaemia16.320.7
 Hydrocephalus19.912.6
 Hydrocephalus and ischaemia3.52.7
Lesion site
 Left supratentorial42.5
 Right supratentorial43.7
 Infratentorial13.8
GOS at discharge (%)
 Dependent from others (III)21.234.7
 Disability but independent (IV)32.113.3
 Good outcome (V)46.752
Barthel Index 3 weeks post-stroke (%<19)59.6
Cognitive impairment 3 weeks post-stroke (%)*41.8
SS-QoL scores (49 item) (mean (SD))
 Physical dimension4.42 (0.60)4.53 (0.51)4.29 (0.66)
 Psychosocial dimension3.43 (0.96)3.95 (0.92)4.01 (0.84)
 Total score4.00 (0.68)4.24 (0.65)4.15 (0.65)
  • * Cognitive impairment: patients with disturbances in at least one cognitive domain (z score < −1.65)11

  • ACA, anterior cerebral artery; AComA, anterior communicating artery; GOS, Glasgow Outcome Scale; ICA, internal carotid artery; IS–ICH, ischaemic stroke–intracerebral haemorrhage; MCA, middle cerebral artery; SAH, subarachnoid haemorrhage; SS-QoL, Stroke Specific Quality of Life Scale; Vertebrobasilar, arteries of the vertebrobasilar system.