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Table 4 Falls and fall-related fractures during the study

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 = 57) Control group (n = 52)
Baseline 3 months 6 months Baseline 3 months 6 months
Residents with falls within the last 4 weeks, n (%) 7 (12) 7 (12) 8 (14) 2 (4) 6 (12) 5 (10)
Mean falls per resident within the last 4 weeks 1.57 1.86 1.25 1.00 1.83 1.00
Residents with falls within the last 6a or 3b months, n (%) 13a (23) 12b (21) 14b (25) 19a (37) 9b (18) 11b (21)
Mean falls per resident within the last 6 months 2.23 3.25 1.93 2.63 2.11 1.55
Residents with fall-related fracture, n (%) 2 (4) 0 (0) 0 (0) 2 (4) 1 (2) 0 (0)
  1. n = 109; t0 = baseline, t1 = 3-month follow-up, t2 = 6-month follow-up
  2. Missing values: mean falls per resident within the last 4 weeks t0 (n = 1); residents with falls within the last 6 t0 (n = 1) or 3 t1 (n = 1) months; and residents with fall-related fracture t0 (n = 1), t1 (n = 1)
  3. aAt baseline falls within the last 6 months were recorded
  4. bAt the 3-month follow-up and the 6-month follow-up falls within the last 3 months were recorded