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Table 1 Participants’ characteristics, n = 17

From: Challenging oneself on the threshold to the world of research – frail older people’s experiences of involvement in research

Variables Value
Age, median (range) 85 (76–95)
Men, n (%) 9 (53)
Dependency in ADL, median (range)a 3 (1–9)
Higher education, n (%)b 6 (35)
Living alone, n (%) 10 (59)
Living in a nursing home, n (%) 3 (18)
MMT, median (range)c 28 (21–30)
Screened frailty factors, median (range)d 3 (2–4)
 Decreased endurance, n (%) 16 (94)
 Tired (last 3 months), n (%) 12 (71)
 Fall tendency/fear of falling, n (%) 9 (53)
 Help with grocery shopping, n (%) 9 (53)
  1. aDegree of dependence in Activities of Daily Living (ADL) A higher score equals higher dependency [14]. Since continence was not considered an activity, nine was the max score
  2. bTertiary education (university or college)
  3. cMini-mental test [13]
  4. dFRESH-Screen [12]