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Table 2 Correlation coefficients between agitation scores, discomfort and the other descriptive variables

From: Discomfort and agitation in older adults with dementia

  Sex Severity of dementia Disability in performing ADL Level of discomfort
OA -0.25 -0.00 0.04 0.56***
AB -0.08 .014 -0.16 0.23
NAPB -0.28 -0.10 0.06 0.47**
VAB -0.24 -0.13 0.21 0.54***
  1. Note. OA = Overall agitation; AB = Aggressive behavior; NAPB = Non aggressive physical behavior; VAB = Verbally agitated behavior.
  2. **p < 0.01
  3. ***p < 0.001