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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Assessment of frailty in elderly patients attending a multidisciplinary wound care centre: a cohort study

Patient Characteristics Results n (%)
Gender
 Female 33 (64.7%)
 Male 18 (35.3%)
Age (years), mean ± SD 81.1 years ±6.2
Functionality
 Basic activities of daily living (Barthel index) 82.2 ± 17.7
 Need help for instrumental activities of daily living:
  Using the phone 6 (11.8%)
  Handling finances 23 (45.1%)
  Handling medication 16 (31.4%)
Cognitive status
 Dementia diagnoses 6 (11.7%)
 Mini-cog:
  Score > 3 (low likelihood of cognitive impairment) 23 (45.1%)
  Score ≤ 2 (high likelihood of cognitive impairment) 28 (54.9%)
Comorbidities associated with wounds
 1 11 (21.6%)
 2 15 (29.4%)
  ≥ 3 25 (49.0%)
Nutritional status
 MNA test:  
  Normal nutritional status 36 (70.6%)
  At risk of malnutrition 11 (21.6%)
  Malnourished 4 (7.8%)
Serum albumin concentration (g/dl) 3.7 ± 0.4
Total cholesterol (mg/dl) 185.0 ± 63.7
Gait Speed
 ≤ 0.8 m/s 36 (70.5%)
 > 0.8 m/s 15 (29.4%)