Table 3

Characteristics of participants and comparison with patients who refused to participate

Characteristics

Study sample

(N = 203)

Patients who refused to participate (N = 97)

P-val Wilcoxon or Chi2


Mean Age (years)

81.4 ± 7.1

80.8 ± 6.9

0.361


Women (%)

69.5

66.0

0.545


Living alone (%)

56.3

58.5

0.719


Cognitive impairment* (%)

15.8

16.5

0.890


Depressive Symptoms§ (%)

14.7

12.4

0.594


Basic ADL at admission¥

3.4 ± 1.5

3.1 ± 1.5

0.195


* Cognitive impairment defined as a MMSE score < 2426

§ Depressive symptoms defined as GDS score ≥ 6 25

¥ Basic ADL from Katz 28

Monod et al. BMC Geriatrics 2012 12:13   doi:10.1186/1471-2318-12-13

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