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Table 1 Participant Characteristics.

From: Dementia in residential care: education intervention trial (DIRECT); protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Variable First Follow-up Completed
n = 288
Lost at First Follow Up
n = 63
p
Age 85.1 ± 7.9 86.1 ± 7.8 0.367
Gender (Male) 58 (20%) 28 (44%) 0.000
MMSE 14 (6-20) 12 (8-18) 0.326
Weight (kg) 62.1 ± 14.0 63.6 ± 14.9 0.434
Self Rated QOL-AD 41.1 ± 6.00 42.3 ± 5.7 0.381
Staff Rated QOL-AD 32.5 ± 7.6 30.2 ± 6.5 0.017
NOK Rated QOL-AD 32.4 ± 8.1 32.4 ± 9.1 0.972
Staff Rated ADRQL 73.5 ± 16.5 69.7 ± 15.4 0.096
NOK Rated ADRQL 74.8 ± 14.5 75.2 ± 15.5 0.893
Number of medications 9 (7-12) 11 (8-13) 0.047
10 Item NPI 13 (4-29) 12 (4-26) 0.927
12 Item NPI 14 (5-32) 16 (6-27) 0.860
10 Item NPI Distress 4 (0-10) 3 (0-8) 0.431
12 Item NPI Distress 4 (1-11) 4 (1-8) 0.670
  1. Values are mean ± SD or median (IQR); MMSE = mini-mental stare examination score, NOK= next of kin, ADRQOL = Alzheimer Disease Related QOL Scale, QOL-AD = QOL-Alzheimer's Disease Scale modified for use in long--term care settings, NPI = Neuropsychiatric Inventory- NH version [21]