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Table 1 Summary of descriptive data for total sample, participants with lower (FES-I ≤ 19) and higher (FES-I > 19) levels of concern

From: The role of concern about falling on stepping performance during complex activities

 Total sample (N = 308)Lower Concern (N = 123)Higher Concern (N = 185)
CSRT Single Task (ms)1007.0205.7974.9203.81028.4204.6
CSRT Visuospatial Task (ms)1845.1863.61668.2743.31962.8918.2
Concern about falling (FES-I range 16–64)22.56.317.90.9825.66.5
Mood (GDS range 0–15)2.211.921.611.62.612.0
Anxiety (GAS range 0–9)0.991.680.671.341.201.8
Processing speed (TMT A, s)
Task-switching (TMT B, s)127.969.9126.375.2128.966.4
Executive function (TMT B – A, s))81.961.780.966.482.558.6
Previous falls in the past year0.520.880.280.680.680.96
  1. Legend: CSRT = Choice Stepping Reaction Time, FES-I = Falls Efficacy Scale International, GDS = Geriatric Depression Scale, GAS = Geriatric Anxiety Scale, TMT = Trail Making Test; lower scores represent better performance in all tests