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Table 1 Participants’ characteristics at the time of the interviews, n = 12

From: Experiences of fear of falling in persons with Parkinson’s disease – a qualitative study

Participant number Gender PD severitya Cognitive function (MoCA)b Need of help from others in daily activitiesc Living alone Fear of falling, intensityd Falls past six months Mobility device indoors Dyskinesia Motor fluctu-ations
1 Male Moderate 23 Yes No Very much Yes Yes No No
2 Male Moderate 25 No No A little Yes No No No
3 Female Moderate 22 Yes Yes Somewhat Yes Yes No No
4 Female Mild 28 No No A little No No No No
5 Male Moderate 22 Yes No Somewhat Yes Yes No Yes
6 Female Moderate 22 No No Somewhat Yes No No Yes
7 Male Moderate 18 No Yes A little Yes Yes Yes Yes
8 Male Moderate 24 No Yes Very much No Yes Yes Yes
9 Female Mild 22 No Yes A little Yes No Yes No
10 Male Mild 29 No No A little No No No No
11 Female Moderate 23 Yes No Very much Yes Yes Yes Yes
12 Female Moderate 24 Yes No Very much Yes Yes No Yes
  1. PD Parkinson’s disease, MoCA Montreal Cognitive Assessment
  2. aSelf-rated. Possible response options: Mild, Moderate, Severe
  3. bPossible scoring range: 0–30 (higher = better)
  4. cAssessed by Parkinson’s disease Activities of Daily Living Scale. Dichotomized: “No” and “Mild difficulties with day-to-day activities” are recorded as not needing help from others. “Moderate”, “High levels of” and “Extreme difficulties with day-to-day activities” are recorded as needing help from others
  5. dPossible response options: Not at all, A little, Somewhat, Very much