Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 1 Baseline Characteristics of Patients (n = 160)

From: Effect of an interactive E-learning tool for delirium on patient and nursing outcomes in a geriatric hospital setting: findings of a before-after study

Characteristic Control cohort (n = 81) Intervention cohort (n = 79) P-Value
Age in years, mean (±SD) 83.2 (±5.1) 83.8 (±5.6) 0.486a
Female, n (%) 34 (42.0%) 51 (64.6) 0.005b
Social living circumstances, n (%)    0.359b
 At home, alone 30 (37.1) 32 (40.5)  
 At home, with others 31 (38.3) 30 (38.0)  
 Nursing home/service flat 18 (22.2) 16 (20.2)  
 Other 2 (2.4) 1 (1.3)  
Main diagnosis, n (%)    0.531b
 Heart failure and respiratory insufficiency 10 (12.4) 15 (19.0)  
 Infectious disease 25 (30.9) 22 (27.9)  
 Gastro-intestinal disease 14 (17.3) 10 (12.7)  
 Falls-fractures-osteoporosis 21 (25.9) 15 (19.0)  
 Neuropsychiatric disease 5 (6.2) 5 (6.3)  
 Cancer 2 (2.5) 6 (7.6)  
 Other 4 (4.9) 6 (7.6)  
Number of comorbidities, mean (±SD) 2.7 (±1.5) 2.5 (±1.6) 0.365c
Number of medication, mean (±SD) 3.5 (±8.0) 3.2 (±8.0) 0.839a
Premorbid Katz ADL score, mean (±SD) (range 0–12) 2.9 (±3.0) 4.4 (±3.5) 0.004c
Baseline Mini-Mental State Examination score, mean (±SD) (range 0–12) 8.4 (±3.4) 8.0 (±3.5) 0.509a
Dementia, n (%) 16 (19.8) 11 (13.9) 0.400b
History of delirium, n (%) 13 (16.1) 12 (15.4) 1.000b
  1. Abbreviations: SD standard deviation
  2. aUnpaired t-test
  3. bChi-square test
  4. cMann-Whitney U-test