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Table 1 Sample characteristics

From: Predicting hospitalisation-associated functional decline in older patients admitted to a cardiac care unit with cardiovascular disease: a prospective cohort study

Sample characteristicsSample (n = 189)
Age, mean (SD)84 (5)
Male gender, n (%)100 (53)
Medical diagnosis, n (%)
 Heart failure70 (37)
 Valvular heart disease8 (4)
 Ischemic heart disease30 (16)
 Arrhythmia46 (24)
 Other35 (19)
Living situation, n (%)
 At home170 (90)
 Retirement home6 (3)
 Nursing home13 (7)
Katz index of ADL, mean (SD)
 On admission8.6 (2.7)
 On discharge8.8 (2.8)
Functional decline, n (%)63 (33)
Length of stay (days), mean (SD)9 (6)
Predictors for functional decline, n (%)
 Mobility impairment: use of ambulatory device106 (56)
 Cognitive impairment: Mini-Cog score < 3/562 (33)
 Depressive symptoms: GDS score > 3/1047 (25)
 Loss of appetite in past 3 months75 (40)
 Use of physical restraints or indwelling urinary catheter46 (24)
  1. Abbreviations: SD Standard Deviations, ADL Activities of Daily Living, GDS Geriatric Depression Scale;
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