Table 1

Baseline characteristics for ACCES – AL Cohort
Characteristicn (%), unless otherwise noted Main sample (n = 1,066) CHS measurement (n = 927)1
Age, mean ± SD 84.9 ± 7.3 84.9 ± 7.3
Female 818 (76.7) 700 (75.5)
Charlson co-morbidity index, mean ± SD 1.8 ± 2.0 1.8 ± 2.0
interRAI-AL co-morbidity count, mean ± SD 4.65 ± 2.0 4.65 ± 1.95
Cognitive Performance Scale (CPS)
  Intact/borderline intact (score 0–1) 434 (40.7) 399 (43.0)
  Mild impairment (score 2) 336 (31.5) 305 (32.9)
  Moderate impairment (score 3–4) 183 (17.2) 151 (16.3)
  Severe/very severe impairment (score 5–6) 113 (10.6) 72 (7.8)
Significant depressive symptoms (DRS 3+) 203 (19.0) 158 (17.0)
Activities of Daily Living (ADL) Scale
  Independent (score 0) 454 (42.6) 426 (46.0)
  Supervision required (score 1) 186 (17.4) 160 (17.3)
  Limited impairment (score 2) 126 (11.8) 106 (11.4)
  Extensive assistance required (score 3–4) 243 (22.8) 197 (21.2)
  Dependent (score 5–6) 57 (5.4) 38 (4.1)
Armstrong Index
  Not frail, score <; 0.2 99 (9.3)
  Pre-frail, score ≥ 0.2 and ≤ 0.3 410 (38.5)
  Frail, score > 0.3 557 (52.3)
Full Frailty Index
  Not frail, score <;0.2 344 (32.3)
  Pre-frail, score ≥ 0.2 and ≤ 0.3 416 (39.0)
  Frail, score > 0.3 306 (28.7)
CHS Frailty Criteria
  Not frail, score = 0 32 (3.5)
  Pre-frail, score = 1,2 451 (48.7)
  Frail, score = 3+ 444 (47.9)
CHESS Scale
  Low risk of decline, score = 0 496 (46.5)
  Intermediate risk, score = 1 312 (29.3)
  High risk, score = 2+ 258 (24.2)

ACCES Alberta Continuing Care Epidemiological Studies, AL assisted living, SD standard deviation, CHS Cardiovascular Health Study.

1Excluded observations due to missing frailty criteria, not linking to hospital data, loss to follow-up.

Hogan et al.

Hogan et al. BMC Geriatrics 2012 12:56   doi:10.1186/1471-2318-12-56

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