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Table 3 Mean SULCS scores according to sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of the study population

From: Assessing upper limb function: transcultural adaptation and validation of the Portuguese version of the Stroke Upper Limb Capacity Scale

Variable Value N Mean ± SD | t | p-value
Gender Male 65 6.15 ± 3.22 0.698 0.486
Female 57 5.74 ± 3.37
Age <65 years old 50 5.90 ± 3.30 0.165 0.869
≥65 years old 72 6.00 ± 3.29
Type of stroke Ischaemic 81 5.93 ± 3.37 0.061 0.952
Haemorrhagic 25 5.88 ± 3.14
Laterality Right 56 6.01 ± 3.51 0.081 0.936
Left 65 5.97 ± 3.09
Tonus Spastic 28 3.32 ± 2.68 5.265 <0.001
Non-spastic 79 6.79 ± 3.09
Aphasia Yes 38 4.75 ± 3.44 2.533 0.013
No 84 6.44 ± 3.13
  1. SD Standard deviation, SULCS Stroke Upper Limb Capacity Scale