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Table 4 Correlation between patients’ age, initial stroke assessment scales, onset-to-tPA and hospital stay durations, and the functional outcome of AIS

From: Predictors of the functional outcome after thrombolysis in an Egyptian patients’ sample

  Δ Change of: mRS after 6 months
Δ NIHSS
(initial–upon discharge)
Δ NIHSS
(initial–after 6 months)
Δ mRs
(after 24 h–after 6 months)
rs P rs P rs P rs P
Age (years) − 0.008 0.960 0.058 0.731 − 0.258 0.087 0.367* 0.013*
n of risk factors − 0.062 0.697 0.010 0.952 − 0.066 0.667 0.155 0.310
Initial FAST-ED 0.032 0.842 0.212 0.208 − 0.198 0.192 0.506** 0.000**
Initial RACE − 0.137 0.386 0.029 0.863 − 0.406* 0.006* 0.677** 0.000**
Initial NIHSS 0.144 0.362 0.306 0.066 − 0.305* 0.042* 0.548** 0.000**
Onset-to-presentation time − 0.272 0.081 − 0.215 0.202 − 0.144 0.347 0.199 0.190
Onset to tPA − 0.262 0.094 − 0.197 0.242 − 0.204 0.178 0.283 0.059
ASPECT score 0.071 0.656 − 0.132 0.437 0.052 0.732 − 0.216 0.155
Hospital stay − 0.427* 0.005* − 0.429* 0.008* − 0.359* 0.016* 0.558** 0.000**
  1. Δ Change rate of change, n number, NIHSS National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale, mRS modified Ranking score, FAST-ED Field Assessment Stroke Triage for Emergency Destination scale, RACE Rapid Arterial oCclusion Evaluation Scale, tPA tissue plasminogen activator, ASPECT Alberta stroke program early CT score
  2. rs Spearman coefficient
  3. *Statistically significant at P ≤ 0.05
  4. **Statistically significant at P ≤ 0.01