Skip to main content

Table 1 The characteristics of studied subjects

From: Needs of older persons living in long-term care institutions: on the usefulness of cluster approach

Parameter Characteristic n (%)
Age 75–79 years 75 (31.0)
80–84 years 80 (33.0)
85–89 years 58 (24.0)
90+ 29 (12.0)
Education Primary 112 (46.3)
Secondary 96 (39.7)
Higher (at least bachelor degree) 24 (9.9)
Lack of data 10 (4.1)
Length of institutionalization Less than one year 34 (14.0)
Between 1 and 5 years 88 (36.4)
Between 5 and 10 years 63 (26.0)
More than ten years 53 (21.9)
Lack of data 4 (1.7)
MMSE 15–23 points 161 (66.5)
24–30 points 81 (33.5)
BI 0–20 points 24 (9.9)
21–80 points 129 (53.3)
Above 80 points 89 (36.8)
GDS 0–5 points 86 (35.5)
6–10 points 126 (52.1)
Above 10 points 30 (12.4)
  1. Note. MMSE Mini Mental State Examination, BI Barthel Index, GDS Geriatric Depression Scale