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Table 2 Characteristics of nursing home residents at baseline

From: Improved participation of older people with joint contractures living in nursing homes: feasibility of study procedures in a cluster-randomised pilot trial

  Intervention group
(n = 64)
Control group
(n = 65)
Total
(n = 129)
Age, years, mean (SD) 86.1 (6.3) 85.2 (7.7) 85.7 (7.0)
Women, n (%) 49 (76.6) 54 (83.1) 103 (79.8)
Localisation of joint contracture, n (%)
 Upper extremity 11 (17.5) 7 (10.9) 18 (14.2)
 Lower extremity 16 (25.4) 13 (20.3) 29 (22.8)
 Both 36 (57.1) 45 (68.8) 81 (63)
Levels of care dependency a, n (%)
 None 1 (1.6) 0 (0) 1 (0.8)
 Low 0 (0) 2 (3.1) 2 (1.6)
 Considerable 23 (35.9) 18 (27.7) 41 (31.8)
 Severe 24 (37.5) 27 (41.5) 51 (39.5)
 Most severe 16 (25.0) 18 (27.7) 34 (26.4)
DSS, mean (SD) 4.69 (5.0) 5.46 (4.3) 5.09 (4.6)
Type of interview, n (%)
 Self-rated 35 (55.6) 28 (43.1) 63 (49.2)
 Proxy-rated 28 (44.4) 37 (56.9) 65 (50.8)
  1. Missing values: localisation of joint contracture (n = 1); Dementia Screening Scale (DSS) (n = 2); type of interview (n = 1);
  2. aFor the description of the functional and cognitive status, we used levels of care dependency as assessed by expert raters from the medical service of the German statutory health insurance system