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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of participants with dementia

From: A feasibility study and pilot randomised trial of a tailored prevention program to reduce falls in older people with mild dementia

Baseline characteristics Intervention (n=11) Control (n=11)
Gender: n (% women) 5 (45.5%) 4 (36.4%)
Age (mean ±SD) 78.7 (± 4.2) 80.9 (± 5.0)
Years of education (mean ±SD) 10.6 (±2.4) 12.0 (±4.3)
Number of medications (mean ±SD) 3.4 (±1.7) 5.0 (±2.5)
Number of co-morbidities (mean ±SD) 3.0 (±2.4) 4.1 (±2.2)
Living situation:   
  Lives alonea n (%) 4 (36.4%) 2 (18.2%)
  Lives with spouse or family n (%) 7 (63.6%) 9 (81.8%)
Female carers (%) 8 (72.7%) 8 (72.7%)
Falls previous 12 months (mean ±SD) 2.09 (±2.5) 2.45 (±3.2)
Number falls in past year:   
  No falls 4 (36.4%) 2 (18.2%)
  1 fall 2 (18.2%) 4 (36.4%)
  2 or more falls 5 (45.5%) 5 (45.5%)
ACE-Rb (mean ±SD) 67.8 (±12.6) 62.5 (±14.2)
MMSEc (mean ±SD) 24.5 (±3.1) 22.5 (±4.3)
  1. Notes:
  2. aCarers were adult children of participants who met inclusion criteria of at least 3.5 hours face to face contact per week.
  3. bACE-R – Addenbrooke’s cognitive examination – revised. Score range 0–100. Cut off score for dementia ≥82.
  4. cMMSE – Mini mental state examination. Score range 0–30.
  5. Higher scores on both ACE-R and MMSE indicate better cognition.