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Table 2 Resident and nursing home characteristics at baseline

From: The short-term effect of a modified comprehensive geriatric assessment and regularly case conferencing on neuropsychiatric symptoms in nursing homes: a cluster randomized trial

Characteristics Unit Total INT CTR P value
Patients characteristics   (n = 309) (n = 159) (n = 150)  
  Women N (%) 210 (68) 109 (69) 101(67) 0.82 a
  Age years Mean ± SD 85.4 ± 8.1 85.5 ± 8.3 85.2 ± 8.0 0.80b
  PSMS Mean ± SD 17.2 ± 5.3 17.5 ± 5.2 16.9 ± 5.5 0.36b
  CSDD Mean ± SD 4.8 ± 5.1 5.0 ± 5.2 4.6 ± 5.0 0.51b
  CDR Mean ± SD 14.8 ± 5.6 14.3 ± 5.0 15.1 ± 6.0 0.28b
  Stay in NH, months Mean ± SD 29.9 ± 29.0 31.7 ± 31.6 27.9 ± 25.9 0.25b
NH characteristics   (N = 17) (N = 8) (N = 9)  
  Number of wards per NH Mean ± SD 2.0 ± 0.9 2.3 ± 1.2 1.7 ± 0.5 0.12b
  Number of care units per NH Mean ± SD 3.5 ± 1.7 3.5 ± 1.5 3.3 ± 1.8 0.80b
  Number of residents per NH Mean ± SD 18.2 ± 9.4 19.9 ± 9.6 16.7 ± 9.6 0.50b
  Number of residents per care unit Mean ± SD 5.4 ± 2.8 5.7 ± 3.3 5.2 ± 2.2 0.50b
  1. INT Intervention group, CTR Control group, CDR Clinical Dementia Rating scale, NH Nursing home, PSMS Physical Self Maintenance Scale, SD Standard Deviation
  2. ap value for χ2 test; bp value for independent t-test