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Table 1 Baseline Characteristics of Participants (N = 389)

From: Effectiveness of a home-based cognitive behavioral program to manage concerns about falls in community-dwelling, frail older people: results of a randomized controlled trial

  Control group (n = 195) Intervention group (n = 194) p-value
Demographic      
Mean age in years (SD) 78.25 (5.3) 78.38 (5.4) 0.81
Gender (%)      0.36
 Male 54 (27.7) 62 (32.0)  
 Female 141 (72.3) 132 (68.0)  
Living situation (%)      0.45
 Not alone 77 (39.5) 84 (43.3)  
 Alone 118 (60.5) 110 (56.7)  
Educational level (%)      0.20
 Low 100 (51.5) 110 (57.3)  
 Middle 72 (37.1) 55 (28.6)  
 High 22 (11.3) 27 (14.1)  
Health-related      
Perceived general health (%)      0.16
 Fair 176 (90.3) 166 (85.6)  
 Poor 19 (9.7) 28 (14.4)  
Mean number of active chronic diseases (SD) 1.62 (1.0) 1.57 (1.0) 0.66
Fall-related      
Falls in the past 6 months (%)      0.11
 Never 81 (42.2) 64 (33.3)  
 Once 55 (28.6) 54 (28.1)  
 More than once 56 (29.2) 74 (38.5)  
Concerns about falls (%)      1.00
 Sometimes 90 (46.2) 91 (46.9)  
 Regular 54 (27.7) 53 (27.3)  
 Often 32 (16.4) 31 (16.0)  
 Very often 19 (9.7) 19 (9.8)  
Avoidance of activities (%)      0.29
 Sometimes 104 (53.3) 85 (43.8)  
 Regular 50 (25.6) 62 (32.0)  
 Often 25 (12.8) 27 (13.9)  
 Very often 16 (8.2) 20 (10.3)  
  1. Note: all numbers and percentages may not add up to final numbers due to missing data
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