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Table 1 Characteristics of participants in intervention and control groups at entry to study

From: Effect of a multifactorial interdisciplinary intervention on mobility-related disability in frail older people: randomised controlled trial

  Intervention (n = 120) Control (n = 121)
Demographic factors   
Age (years) 83.4 (5.81; 71 to 99) 83.2 (5.91; 71 to 101)
Gender, n males (%) 39 (33) 39 (32)
Lives alone, n (%) 60 (50) 51 (42)
Health   
Number of frailty criteria presenta, n (%)   
   3 77 (64) 79 (65)
   4 33 (28) 30 (25)
   5 10 (8) 12 (10)
Medical conditionsb (0 to 26) 7.44 (2.90; 0 to 13) 7.37 (2.58; 0 to 12)
Mini Mental Scale scorec (0 to 30) 26.6 (2.58; 19 to 30) 25.9 (3.14; 18 to 30)
Geriatric Depression Scalec (0 to 15) 4.76 (3.18; 0 to 14) 5.06 (3.19; 0 to 14)
Functioning   
Walks with walking aid, n (%) 95 (79) 92 (76)
- Activity   
Walking speed (m/s) 0.45 (0.17; 0 to 1.00) 0.48 (0.16; 0 to 1.03)
Short Physical Performance Battery (0 to 12) 5.2 (1.89; 0 to 11) 5.74 (2.12; 0 to 12)
AMPAC, mobility scale 51.0 (8.36; 28.1 to 69.5) 54.2 (7.78 (30.8 to 69.5)
Barthel Index (0 to 100) 93.9 (11.1; 45 to 100) 92.5 (14.3; 2 to 100)
Nottingham Extended ADL Index (0 to 18)d 9.44 (4.1; 0 to 18) 9.13 (4.3; 1 to 18)
- Participation   
Gets out of the house as desired, n (%) 67 (56) 64 (53)
Life Space Assessment (0 to 120) 27.6 (12.9; 4 to 62) 30.0 (14.3; 4 to 72)
Reintegration to Normal Living Index (0 to 36) 22.1 (4.4; 5 to 31) 22.7 (3.5; 11 to 35)
  1. Values are mean (SD, range) unless stated otherwise. a Frailty Phenotype (modified from Cardiovascular Health Study criteria) [14]; b self-reported, doctor diagnosed medical conditions; c missing data for Geriatric Depression Scale (n = 1), Mini Mental Status Examination (n = 1); d mobility component. ADL: activities of daily life; AMPAC: Activity Measure for Post Acute Care.