Table 4

Self-reported reasons for ED visits (n, % of all visits)
Reason Baseline 24-week follow-up
Total number of visits 170 (100) 88 (100)
Body pain not from fall injury and not chest pain 31 (18.2) 11(12.5)
Breathing problem 19 (11.2) 2 (2.3)
Chest pain 19 (11.2) 5 (5.7)
CHF 3 (1.8) 1 (1.1)
Injury from fall 16 (9.4) 7 (8.0)
High blood pressure 13 (7.6) 7 (8.0)
Hypotension 1 (0.5) 3 (3.4)
Abdominal pain/intestinal trouble 11 (6.4) 6 (6.8)
Infection
Pneumonia/bronchitis 3 (1.8) 6 (6.8)
Urinary tract infection 2 (1.2) 7 (8.0)
Kidney infection 3 (1.8) 2 (2.3)
Pancreas 1 (0.6) 1 (1.1)
Gall bladder 1 (1.1)
Hypo/Hyperglycemia 8 (4.7) 1 (1.1)
Got sickā€”Not feeling well 7 (4.1) 4 (4.5)
Passed out/seizure 6 (3.5) 1 (1.1)
Cancer-related problems (burning, breathing, and vomiting) 6 (3.5)
Stroke 3 (1.8) 3 (3.4)
Migraine 3 (1.8) 1 (1.1)
Dehydration 3 (1.8)
Leg swelling/would not move 3 (1.8) 3 (3.4)
Dizziness/Anemia 2 (1.2)
Wound care 11 (12.5)
Low blood count 2 (1.2)
Cold/coughing/throat problem 1 (0.6) 2 (2.3)
Drug interaction/amnesia 1 (0.6) 1 (1.1)
Stress reaction/anxiety 1 (0.6) 1 (1.1)
Car accident 1 (1.1)
Popped vein in scrotum 1 (0.6)
Itching back 1 (0.6)

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