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Table 1 General characteristics of elderly living in long-term care facilities (N = 173)

From: Effects of resistance and all-round, functional training on quality of life, vitality and depression of older adults living in long-term care facilities: a 'randomized' controlled trial [ISRCTN87177281]

  Strength training (n = 41) Functional training (n = 48) Combined training (n = 49) Control (n = 35)
age, mean ± SD, yr 81.0 (± 5.8) 82.1 (± 4.9) 80.9 (± 6.3) 81.3 (± 4.4)
sex, No. (%) male/female 11(26)/30(74) 10(21)/38(79) 8(16)/41(84) 6(17)/29(83)
marital status, No. (%)     
- married 9 (23) 10 (21) 13 (27) 11(31)
- widowed 27 (68) 33 (69) 32 (65) 23 (66)
- never married 1 (3) 3 (6) 3 (6) 1 (3)
- divorced 3 (8) 4 (2) 1(2) -
type of residence, No. (%)     
- nursing home 6 (14) 6 (13) 8 (16) 4 (11)
- residential care 35 (86) 42 (87) 41 (84) 31 (90)
subjects with ADL disability, No. (%) 8 (22) 8 (20) 4 (10) 7 (21)
no. of ADL disabilities, mean ± SD (0–17) 3.3 (± 2.7) 2.7 (± 2.3) 3.3 (± 2.1) 3.1 (± 2.9)
subjects using a walking aid indoors, No. (%) 6 (15) 8 (17) 3 (6) 6 (17)