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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the participants at baseline for both groups

From: Small scale homelike special care units and traditional special care units: effects on cognition in dementia; a longitudinal controlled intervention study

  Small scale homelike SCU group M (SD) Regular SCU group M (SD) Test statistic drop out small scale homelike SCU group M (SD) drop out regular SCU group M (SD)
Sample size (n) 67 48   10 20
Gender F 47, M 20 F 32, M 16 .158a (n.s.) F 6, M 4 F 17, M 3
Age (years) 83.27 (6.3) 82.88 (8.3) .772b (n.s.) 84,10 (5.1) 82,60 (6.1)
SMMSE 8.62 (6.5) 8.55 (6.3) .961b (n.s.) 13.00 (−d) 7.63 (7.5)
Depression 1.4 (1.2) 1.1 (0.9) .272b (n.s.) 0.00 (−d) 0.60 (0.6)
Educationc 3.32 (1.4) 3.39 (1.3) .782b (n.s.) 2.86 (1.2) 3.10 (1.5)
  1. apearson chi square test, b t-test. (two-tailed), cConform Verhage [49], done participant