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Table 3 Multivariate logistic regression analysis of statistically significant predictors of early transition to palliative level of care

From: Dysphagia as a predictor of outcome and transition to palliative care among middle cerebral artery ischemic stroke patients

Variable Sig OR* (95% CI)
Age <0.001 1.105 (1.056-1.155)
Atrial fibrillation 0.529 0.754 (0.313-1.816)
Left vs Right Location of infarct 0.039 0.417 (0.182-0.956)
Admit NIHSS score* 0.017 3.038 (1.222-7.555)
Intraarterial tPA <0.001 7.106 (2.541-19.873)
Weekday vs. weekend patient admission 0.239 1.690 (0.706-4.049)
Ability to be assessed on 1st swallow evaluation <0.001 0.053 (0.022-0.131)
  1. *NIHSS-national institutes of health stroke scale score, tPA- tissue plasminogen activator, OR- odds ratio.