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Table 1 Participants’ background data at start of the intervention

From: Older adults’ preferences for, adherence to and experiences of two self-management falls prevention home exercise programmes: a comparison between a digital programme and a paper booklet

 Digital programmen= 29Paper bookletn= 38p-value
Age, years, mean ± SD76 ± 577 ± 30.508
Women, n (%)18 (62)30 (79)0.173
Living alone, n (%)13 (45)17 (45)0.994
Education, n (%)  0.117
 Primary11 (38)23 (61) 
 Secondary9 (31)10 (26) 
 Tertiary9 (31)5 (13) 
Reduced balance last few years, n (%)26 (90)36 (95)0.645F
Fall during previous 12 months17 (59)22 (58)0.952
 Indoors6 (21)4 (11) 
 Outdoors9 (31)14 (37) 
 Both indoors and outdoors2 (7)4 (11) 
Able to take a 5 min brisk walk25 (86)34 (90)0.719F
Use of walking aids4 (14)10 (27)0.192
Medical conditions, n (%)
 Heart- and cardiovascular conditions15 (52)29 (76)0.036
 Neurological conditions3 (10)3 (8)1.0F
 Musculoskeletal conditions3 (10)5 (13)1.0F
 Endocrinological conditions6 (21)7 (18)0.816
 Lung diseases3 (10)6 (16)0.721F
 Eye conditions7 (24)10 (26)0.839
 Osteoporosis1 (3)5 (13)0.224F
 Dizziness7 (24)9 (24)0.966
 Cancer diagnosis13 (10)2 (5)0.645F
 Other conditions204 (11)0.127F
Access to smartphone/tablet, n (%)23 (79)16 (44)0.004
Access to computer26 (90)27 (75)0.130
Inactive (1–2) SGPALS3, n (%)
 Summer1 (3)7 (18)0.125F
 Winter1 (3)8 (21)0.067F
SPPB4, median (Q1–3)9 (8–10)10 (8–10)0.402
ABC5, median (Q1–3)85 (73–92)83 (69–89)0.393
AFRIS6, median (Q1–3)38 (37–42)37 (36–40)0.035
  1. 1 Cancer types: Gastrointestinal stromal tumour, Breast ca, Malign melanoma, Chronic lymphocytic leukemia, Prostate ca
  2. 2 Other: Kidney disease, Ulcerative colitis, Varicose veins, Electro hypersensitivity (EHS)
  3. 3 Saltin Grimby Physical Activity Level Scale, dichotomized into inactive = level 1–2 and active = level 3–6
  4. 4 Short Physical Performance Battery, max 12 p
  5. 5 The Activities-specific Balance Confidence Scale, 0–100%
  6. 6 Attitudes to Falls Related Interventions, 6–42 p
  7. † 1 person missing
  8. ‡ 2 persons missing
  9. FP-value for Fisher’s exact test