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Table 2 Participant characteristics

From: Hope and despair: a qualitative exploration of the experiences and impact of trial processes in a rehabilitation trial

Trial arm Participant number Cohort Time since stroke (months) MRS* Age Sex Programme attendance categorisation Pre stroke exercise tendencies**
Control 2 1a 36 2 77 F n/a Exerciser
Control 3 1a 40 3 81 M n/a Non-exerciser
Control 7 1a 5 3 73 M n/a Exerciser
Control 8 2 54 2 64 M n/a Exerciser
Control 12 2 11 3 89 M n/a Non-exerciser
Control 14 2 53 3 48 M n/a Non-Exerciser
Control 19 2 30 2 63 F n/a Non-exerciser
Control 35 3 204 2 82 F n/a Exerciser
Control 39 3 96 2 70 F n/a Non-exerciser
Control 41 3 120 1 74 M n/a Non-exerciser
Intervention 4 1a 36 3 64 M High Non-exerciser
Intervention 5 2 4 3 73 M Low Non-exerciser
Intervention 6 1a 42 3 91 M High Non-exerciser
Intervention 9 2 18 3 56 F High Exerciser
Intervention 16 1a 2 3 89 M High Non-exerciser
Intervention 22 2 120 2 77 M Low Exerciser
Intervention 25 2 33 3 80 F High Non-exerciser
Intervention 30 2 13 2 59 M High Exerciser
Intervention 32 3 84 2 67 F Low Non-exerciser
intervention 43 3 90 2 68 F Low Exerciser
  1. *MRS = Modified Ranking Scale (measuring level of disability - higher value indicates greater disability)
  2. **Attendance categorisation: the amount of intervention received and engaged with by the participant, dichotomised into high (>60% attendance) versus low (<60% attendance)