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Table 1 Demographic characteristics

From: Perspectives of older adults with a chronic condition on functioning, social participation and health: a qualitative study

Respondent Gender Age Marital status Reported health problems Level of mobility Residential situation Living situation
1 female 80’s-90’s widow blood pressure, cardiac restrictions on moving in- and outdoors townhouse with stairs living alone
2 male 80’s-90’s widower balance, vision restrictions on moving in- and outdoors townhouse with stairs living alone
3 male 80’s-90’s widower memory no restrictions on moving indoors; partial restrictions on moving outdoors townhouse with stairs living alone
4 female 100’s-110’s widow vision, falls, arthrosis restrictions on moving in- and outdoors townhouse with stairs living alone (week); living with children (WE)
5 male 70’s-80’s married hernia No restrictions on moving indoors; partial restrictions on moving outdoors flat with elevator living with wife
6 female 80’s-90’s widow normal aging diseases no restrictions on moving indoors; no restrictions on moving outdoors flat with elevator living with partner
7 male 90’s-100’s married sleep, presbyacousis, mobility no restrictions on moving indoors;
partial restrictions on moving outdoors
detached house with stairs living with wife
8 male 90’s-100’s married vision (blind), arthrosis, mobility restrictions on moving in- and outdoors ground floor of townhouse living with wife
9 female 70’s-80’s widow mobility restrictions on moving in- and outdoors townhouse with stairs/stairlift living alone
10 female 60’s-70’s widow mobility, backache restrictions on moving in- and outdoors flat with elevator living alone
11 female 80’s-90’s widow mobility, intestinal No restrictions on moving indoors; partial restrictions on moving outdoors townhouse with stairs living alone
12 female 70’s-80’s married rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, dented vertebra restrictions on moving in- and outdoors detached house with stairs/stairlift living with husband
13 female 60’s-70’s married arthrosis, heart rhythm, glaucoma no restrictions on moving in- and outdoors detached house with stairs living with husband and sun with special needs
14 male 70’s-80’s married arthrosis, glaucoma no restrictions on moving indoors;
partial restrictions on moving outdoors
Assisted flat with elevator living alone, separately from his wife