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Table 1 Population characteristics

From: In-home physical frailty monitoring: relevance with respect to clinical tests

  Men (n = 78) Women (n = 116) mixt (n = 194)
Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
Age (years) 78.2 ±5.2 79.4 ±6.0 78.9 ±5.7
Height (cm) 170.4 ±6.7 156.8 ±6.1 162.2 ±9.2
Activities of Daily Living (ADL) 5.8 ±0.4 5.7 ±0.4 5.8 ±0.4
Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) 5.8 ±2.1 6.8 ±1.8 6.4 ±2.0
Balance disorders (Berg’s scale) 52.1 ±4.2 50.4 ±6.4 51.1 ±5.7
Timed Up and Go test (TUG (s)) 11.7 ±9.0 13.1 ±8.0 12.5 ±8.4
Mini-nutritional Assessment – Short form (MNA-SF) 9.4 ±1.9 9.0 ±2.0 9.1 ±1.9
Risk of developing pressure sores (NORTON’s scale) 19.5 ±1.1 19.3 ±1.1 19.4 ±1.1
Mini-geriatric depression scale (MINI_GDS) 0.4 ±0.8 0.9 ±1.1 0.7 ±1.0
Duke Health Profile (DUKE’s scale) 21.4 ±4.4 20.1 ±4.4 20.6 ±4.5
Comorbidity index (CHARLSON’s scale) 0.9 ±1.1 0.6 ±0.8 0.7 ±0.9
Weight (kg) 80.0 ±12.0 65.9 ±12.6 71.6 ±14.2
Walking speed (m/s) 0.78 ±0.5 0.74 ±0.4 0.75 ±0.4
Grip Strength (Jamar (kg)) 42.6 ±18.9 25.6 ±11.3 32.4 ±17.0
Time to walk 15 ft (s) 4.8 ±1.4 6.1 ±3.5 5.6 ±2.9
  1. Table show both the mean and the standard deviation of the main items evaluated