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Table 1 Demographic information of the groups

From: The effect of adding TENS to stretch on improvement of ankle range of motion in inactive patients in intensive care units: a pilot trial

Group Experimental group (n = 18) Control group (n = 18) p-value
Age(year) 50.66(11.60) 51.83(7.94) 0.727a
Level of consciousness (Based on Glasgow Coma Scale) 7.01(0.68) 7.34(0.84) 0.098a
Cause of hospitalization
Brain hemorrhage 6(33.33) 7(38.88) 0.143b
Stroke 7(38.88) 1(5.55)
Trauma 2(11.11) 5(27.80)
Cancer 1(5.6) 3(16.66)
Respiratory disease 2(11.11) 2(11.11)
Use of anesthetic and muscle relaxant
Yes 9(50) 6(33.33) 0.310b
No 9(50) 12(66.67)
Sex
Female 5 (27.78) 7 (38.89) 0.480b
Male 13 (72.22) 11 (61.11)
Background or underlying disease    0. 901b
High Blood Pressure 7(38.9) 8(44.4)
Ischemic heart disease 1(5.55) 0(0)
Cancer 3(16.71) 2(11.1)
Diabetes 2(11.21) 2(11.11)
Respiratory disease 1(5.6) 2(11.1)
No history of obvious diseases 4(22.21) 4(22.22)
  1. Data are number (percent) except age and level of consciousness that presented as means (SD))/ aBased on t independent test/ bBased on chi-square test