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Table 2 Characteristics of participants randomised into the main trial by PIS allocation

From: An optimised patient information sheet did not significantly increase recruitment or retention in a falls prevention study: an embedded randomised recruitment trial

Characteristic Control (n = 62) Template-developed (n = 68) Bespoke user-tested (n = 63) Total (n = 193)
Gender, n (%)
 Male 24 (38.7) 32 (47.8) 27 (43.6) 83 (43.5)
Age
 Mean (SD) 78.3 (5.8) 78.6 (6.6) 77.5 (7.8) 78.1 (6.8)
Fallen in previous 6 months? n (%)
 Yes 23 (37.1) 29 (43.3) 27 (42.9) 79 (41.2)
 No 39 (62.9) 36 (53.7) 36 (57.1) 111 (57.8)
 Don’t know 0 (0.0) 2 (3.0) 0 (0.0) 2 (1.0)
If fallen in previous 6 months, how many times?
 Median (min,max) 1 (1, 5) 1 (1, 20) 1 (1, 6) 1 (1, 20)
Worried about having a fall during the previous 4 weeks
 All of the time 4 (6.5) 3 (4.5) 4 (6.4) 11 (5.7)
 Most of the time 1 (1.6) 4 (6.0) 2 (3.2) 7 (3.7)
 A good bit of the time 6 (9.7) 3 (4.5) 4 (6.4) 13 (6.8)
 Some of the time 19 (30.7) 13 (19.4) 9 (14.3) 41 (21.4)
 A little of the time 23 (37.1) 27 (40.3) 29 (46.0) 79 (41.2)
 None of the time 9 (14.5) 17 (25.4) 15 (23.8) 41 (21.4)
Short Falls Efficacy Scale – International (FES-I)a
 Mean (SD) 13.1 (5.0) 11.7 (4.3) 12.1 (4.5) 12.3 (4.7)
Frenchay Activities Index (FAI)a
 Mean (SD) 47.2 (6.7) 46.5 (7.2) 46.4 (7.1) 46.6 (7.0)
  1. aFES-I scored from 7–28, higher score indicates greater concern about the possibility of falling; FAI scored from 15–60, higher score indicates greater activity