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Table 4 Absolute and relative changes in Beck Depression Inventory score in intervention and control groups in 12 months for participants younger and older than 80 years (n = 92)

From: A randomized controlled trial of a senior centre group programme for increasing social support and preventing depression in elderly people living at home in Norway

Age Younger than 80 years 80 years or above
  intervention control intervention control
Changes in BDI (absolute) - 1.03 - 0.82 + 1.68 + 2.43
Changes in BDI (relative) - 10.8% - 8.7% + 19.9% + 30.7%