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Table 1 Participants' demographics and baseline measures

From: A randomised controlled trial investigating motor skill training as a function of attentional focus in old age

  Internal focus (n = 14) External focus (n = 12) p
Age (years), mean ± SD (n = 26), [range] 80.1 ± 5.4 [72–92] 81.9 ± 6.8 [71–98] 0.46
Gender F/M (n = 26) 10/4 11/1 0.33†††
Height (m), mean ± SD (n = 26) 1.62 ± 0.07 1.60 ± 0.07 0.50
Mass (kg), mean ± SD (n = 26) 67.9 ± 9 65.5 ± 16.5 0.27
Medication (number/day), mean ± SD 6.5 ± 4.3 4.6 ± 3.3 0.30
Mini Mental Status Examination, mean ± SD 28.5 ± 0.6 28.2 ± 0.7 0.08
FES-I, mean ± SD 21.8 ± 4.6 23.9 ± 7.8 0.78††
5 chair rises test (s), mean ± SD 16.1 ± 2.9 18.1 ± 4.4 0.28††
ETGUG (s), mean ± SD 29 ± 13.2 37.7 ± 22 0.22††
  1. t-test; ††Mann-Whitney U-test; †††Chi-squared test.