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Table 2 Demographic and Baseline Characteristics

From: The Feasibility of performing resistance exercise with acutely ill hospitalized older adults

Characteristics ROM (N = 20) Exercise (N = 19) P-value
Mean age, years (SD) 81.4 (6.1) 82.7 (8.5) 0.866a
Gender    
   Male, no. (%) 11 (55.0) 5 (26.3) 0.069
   Female, no. (%) 9 (45.0) 14 (73.7)  
Marital Status    
   Single, no. (%) 2 (10.0) 4 (21.1) 0.628
   Married, no. (%) 10 (50.0) 8 (42.1)  
   Widowed, no. (%) 8 (40.0) 7 (36.8)  
Admission Diagnosis, no. (%)    0.116
   SOB 6 (30.0) 5 (26.3)  
   Delirium 6 (30.0) 4 (21.1)  
   UTI 0 (0.0) 2 (10.5)  
   Falls 1 (5.0) 6 (31.6)  
   Weakness/weight loss 3 (15.0) 1 (5.3)  
   Otherb 4 (20.0) 1 (5.3)  
Mean baseline MMSE (SD) 23.6 (3.2) 24.0 (3.4) 0.854a
MMSE less than 24, no. (%) 10 (50.0) 10 (52.6) 0.869
No. of medications (SD) 6.4 (3.9) 7.7 (4.3) 0.513a
Baseline 1RM for single leg knee extension, kg (SD) 6.2 (2.1) 7.2 (1.9) 0.102a
  1. ROM, range of motion. SOB, shortness of breath and includes COPD, pneumonia, CHF, and pleural effusion. MMSE, Mini-Mental State Examination; 1RM, one-repetition maximum aComparisons were made using the Mann-Whitney U Test. bOther: jaundice, cellulitis, vertigo, temporal arteritis, and anemia.