Table 1

Sample characteristics
Characteristic Number Total sample
Age, mean ± SD 56577 84.37 ± 7.43
Gender, n (%) 56566
  Male 18,265 (32.3)
  Female 38,301 (67.7)
MDS-CPS, mean ± SD 56543 3.17 ± 1.52
MDS-ADL, mean ± SD 56577 18.66 ± 6.41
Pain severity, mean ± SD 56568 0.48 ± 0.70
Wandering behaviors, n (%) 56573
  No wandering (MDS-wandering = 0) 51,463 (91.0)
  1-3 days in 7 days (MDS-wandering = 1) 2,637 (4.7)
  4-6 days in 7 days (MDS-wandering = 2) 994 (1.8)
  Wandering daily (MDS-wandering = 3) 1,479 (2.6)
Aggressive behaviors, n (%) 56572
  None (MDS-ABS = 0) 42,764 (75.6)
  Moderate (MDS-ABS = 1 – 2) 9,667 (17.1)
  Severe (MDS-ABS = 3 – 5) 3,390 (6.0)
  Very severe (MDS-ABS = 6 – 12) 751 (1.3)
Agitated behaviors, n (%) 56571
  None (revised MDS-CBP agitation = 0) 42,941 (75.9)
  Mild (revised MDS-CBP agitation = 1) 6,916 (12.2)
  Moderate (revised MDS-CBP agitation = 2) 5,099 (9.0)
  Severe (revised MDS-CBP agitation = 3) 1,615 (2.9)

MDS-CPS = MDS-Cognitive Performance Scale.

MDS-ADL = MDS-Activities of Daily Living impairment scale.

MDS-ABS = MDS-Aggression Behavior Scale.

Revised MDS-CBP agitation = revised MDS-Challenging Behavior Profile, agitation subscale.

Ahn and Horgas

Ahn and Horgas BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:14   doi:10.1186/1471-2318-13-14

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