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Table 4 Participant characteristics for the three trip groups. Values are means (standard deviation)

From: Perturbation-based balance training targeting both slip- and trip-induced falls among older adults: a randomized controlled trial

  Baseline
(n = 17)
Post-Control
(n = 5)
Post-PBT
(n = 8)
ANOVA
p-value
Female/Male 10/7 4/1 5/3  
Age (years) 70.8 (4.1) 69.4 (3.6) 66.6 (4.1) .114
Height (m) 1.67 (0.11) 1.66 (0.04) 1.73 (0.09) .253
Mass (kg) 76.3 (16.1) 77.6 (13.4) 81.6 (14.9) .740
IPAQ (MET minutes per week) 3053 (2921) 2171 (1979) 3900 (4414) .602
Falls in the past year 2 (12%) 0 (0%) 1 (13%) .723K
Timed-up-and-go (s) 7.7 (1.2) 8.4 (0.5) 7.5 (0.9) .081
POMA (0–28 [best]) 26.7 (1.0) 27.0 (0.7) 27.4 (0.7) .229
Falls Efficacy Scale (10 [best] - 100) 11.5 (2.7) 13.0 (6.7) 10.5 (1.4) .448
  1. IPAQ International Physical Activity Questionnaire, short form, POMA performance-oriented mobility assessment, K indicates Kruskal-Wallis Test was used