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Table 2 Demographic and characteristics of participants in the IG and CG at baseline

From: ASSIST: a reablement program for older adults in Sweden – a feasibility study 

Variables Intervention group n = 7 (%) Control group n = 10 (%)
Gender
  Female 5 (70) 7 (70)
Age [range] 87 [78–94] 86 [70–92]
Housing
  Apartment 7 (100) 6 (60)
  House - 4 (40)
Civil status
  Married - 3 (30)
  Living apart 1 (14) -
  Living alone/Widow-er 6 (85) 7 (70)
Main occupation
  Retired 7 (100) 8 (80)
  Worker - 2 (20)
Received home care during the last year
  Yes 6 (84) 4 (40)
Hospital admissions during the last year
  1 4 (56) 8 (80)
  2 3 (42) 2 (20)
  3 or more - -
Days spent at the hospital at recent admission
  1 – 7 2 (28) 3 (30)
  8—14 1 (14) 5 (50)
  15 – 28 1 (14) -
  Longer 3 (42) 2 (20)
Amount of home care today a
  1–3 times daily 2 (28) 7 (70)
  4–6 times daily 4 (56) 3 (30)
Receives support from friends and/or family
  Yes 7 (100) 8 (80)
Perceived health
  Very well - -
  Well - 1 (10)
  Okay 4 (56) 8 (80)
  Bad 3 (42) -
  Very bad - 1 (10)
Perceived health compared to others at the same age b
  Much better - 1 (10)
  A little better 3 (42) 4 (40)
  The same 1 (14) 1 (10)
  A little worse 1 (14) 1 (10)
  Much worse 2 (28) 1 (10)
  1. Missing value: number of missing participants indicated with a = 1 person, b = 2 persons
  2. a) One person in the IG could not estimate the amount
  3. b) Two persons in the CG did not have anyone to compare with