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Table 1 Dropout analysis

From: Does life story work improve psychosocial well-being for older adults in the community? A quasi-experimental study

  Withdraw (n = 60) Case (n = 57) χ2, df, P value
n / % n / %
Age (mean, SD, median, range)   75.34, 8.057, 75.00, 60–95 74.56, 8.089, 74.00, 60–90 U = 1550, p = 0.467+
Gender Male 15 / 25.4 8 / 14.0 χ2 = 2.365, df = 1,
Female 44 / 74.6 49 / 86.0 p = 0.124
Education level No education 17 / 29.8 20 / 36.4 χ2 = 0.995, df = 2,
Primary 27 / 47.4 21 / 38.2 p = 0.608
Secondary & tertiary 13 / 22.8 14 / 25.5  
Religion None 25 / 52.1 20 / 37.0 χ2 = 2.510, df = 2,
Christianity & Catholicism 8 / 16.7 10 / 18.5 p = 0.285
Oriental religions 15 / 31.3 24 / 44.4  
Marital status Not married 37 / 63.8 32 / 56.1 χ2 = 0.702, df = 1,
Married 21 / 36.2 25 / 43.9 p = 0.402
Employment status Retired 34 / 57.6 25 / 43.9 χ2 = 4.124, df = 3,
Blue collar 12 / 20.3 14 / 24.6 p = 0.248
White collar 9 / 15.3 8 / 14.0  
Others 4 / 6.8 10 / 17.5  
Income Without 22 / 39.3 26 / 46.4 χ2 = 0.583, df = 1,
With 34 / 60.7 30 / 53.6 p = 0.445
ADL difficulty No difficulty 50/ 87.7 45 / 78.9 χ2 = 1.579, df = 1,
    p = 0.209
Frequency of meeting with close relatives <  1 / month 19 / 32.8 19 / 33.3 χ2 = 10.094,
1 / month 10 / 17.2 16 / 28.1 df = 5, p = 0.073
>  1 / month 10 / 17.2 7 / 12.3  
1 / week 2 / 3.4 8 / 14.0  
>  1 / week 7 / 12.1 4 / 5.5  
Daily 10 / 17.2 3 / 5.3  
Frequency of meeting with close friends <  1 / month 12 / 20.3 12 / 21.1 χ2 = 8.110, df = 5,
1 / month 5 / 8.5 6 / 10.5 p = 0.150
>  1 / month 10 / 16.9 2 / 3.5  
1 / week 10 / 16.9 6 / 10.5  
>  1 / week 10 / 16.9 16 / 28.1  
Daily 12 / 20.3 15 / 26.3  
Satisfaction about general support Unsatisfied/Neutral 8 / 13.6 19 / 33.3 χ2 = 6.348, df = 1,
Satisfied 51 / 86.4 38 / 66.7 p = 0.012
BI at T0 (mean, SD, median, range) 19.63, 1.272, 20.00, 11–20 19.74, 0.835, 20.00, 15–20 U = 1630.000, p = 0.651+
GDS at T0 (mean, SD, median, range) 3.00, 2.181, 2.00, 0–7 3.23, 2.236, 3.00, 0–7 U = 1588.500, p = 0.603+
Life Events at T0 (mean, SD, median, range) 1.00, 1.000, 1.00, 0–4 1.02, 0.876, 1.00, 0–4 U = 1610.000, p = 0.671+
Life Satisfaction at T0 (mean, SD, median, range) 11.83, 3.425, 13.00, 3–16 12.05, 3.125, 13.00, 3–17 U = 1656.500, p = 0889+
Self Esteem at T0 (mean, SD, median, range) 7.20, 2.538, 8.00, 0–10 7.25, 2.029, 8.00, 1–10 U = 1590.500, p = 0.610+
GHQ at T0 (mean, SD, median, range) 23.03, 6.948, 21.00, 12–48 22.28, 7.632, 22.00, 9–45 U = 1519.000, p = 0.368+
  1. Note. The above table is based on the number of valid cases (N = 117) we recruited at the beginning of the study.; +, Mann-Whitney U test; BI-Barthel Index; GDS-Geriatric Depression Scale, GHQ – General Health Questionnaire-30