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Table 4 Mean EQ-5D, SIS, and MESUPES scores according to SULCS scores (in categorised form)

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

  SULCS category    
Variable No hand functioning [1] Basic hand functioning [2] Good hand functioning [3] F p-value Post-hoc multiple comparison
EQ-5D
 Dimensions 0.01 ± 0.29 0.20 ± 0.25 0.36 ± 0.24 20.75 <0.001 1 < 2 < 3
 EQ-VAS 48.2 ± 14.6 47.7 ± 17.4 56.6 ± 16.2 4.32 0.015 1 = 2 < 3
SIS
 Recovery 46.1 ± 17.9 48.5 ± 20.2 60.6 ± 20.1 7.29 0.001 1 = 2 < 3
 Strength 27.4 ± 12.9 39.6 ± 15.9 52.4 ± 17.7 27.95 <0.001 1 < 2 < 3
 Memory 74.0 ± 24.8 69.0 ± 30.5 75.5 ± 22.2 0.66 0.516  
 Emotion 57.6 ± 10.3 55.2 ± 11.1 59.3 ± 10.3 1.46 0.236  
 Communication 77.4 ± 27.8 79.4 ± 27.8 82.7 ± 20.0 0.54 0.586  
 ADL 29.7 ± 18.9 40.7 ± 22.2 60.5 ± 21.3 26.01 <0.001 1 < 2 < 3
 Mobility 32.8 ± 23.4 46.6 ± 25.7 64.2 ± 23.5 19.53 <0.001 1 < 2 < 3
 Hand function 2.1 ± 5.1 23.5 ± 22.4 59.8 ± 26.9 87.06 <0.001 1 < 2 < 3
 Participation 45. 9 ± 15.8 49.9 ± 21.5 62.1 ± 20.1 8.96 <0.001 1 = 2 < 3
MESUPES
 Hand 0.05 ± 0.14 0.45 ± 0.3 0.79 ± 0.2 180.52 <0.001 1 = 2 < 3
 Shoulder 0.33 ± 0.24 0.84 ± 0.1 0.99 ± 0.0 205.52 <0.001 1 = 2 < 3
 Total 0.24 ± 0.19 0.72 ± 0.1 0.93 ± 0.1 289.65 <0.001 1 = 2 < 3
  1. EQ-5D EuroQol five dimensions questionnaire, MESUPES Motor Evaluation Scale for Upper Extremity in Stroke, SIS Stroke Impact Scale, SULCS Stroke Upper Limb Capacity Scale