Table 1

Baseline characteristics of residents (N = 156)

Variables [Missing values]

Mean (SD)

n (%)


Age

86.3 (6.9)

65–74

8 (5.1)

75–84

48 (30.8)

≥ 85

100 (64.1)

Sex

Female

115 (73.7)

Marital status

Married-living as married

43 (27.6)

Level of education (years) [4]

7.8 (3.5)

Ethnicity

Caucasian

151 (96.8)

Days since admission to LTCS1 [13]

937.3 (838.5)

Comorbidity (CCI) 2

Moderate to severe (≥ 8)

65 (41.7)

Number of drugs taken

9.1 (4.3)

Types of dementia [1]

1. Alzheimer

53 (34.2)

2. Vascular

28 (18.1)

3. Subcortical

7 (4.5)

4. Frontotemporal

0 (0.0)

5. Mixed

22 (14.2)

6. Not specified

45 (29.1)

Severity of dementia (FAST) 3 [27]

Stage 1 to 4

0 (0)

Stage 5 (early dementia)

4 (3.1)

Stage 6 (middle dementia)

93 (72.1)

Stage 7 (late dementia)

32 (24.8)

Functional autonomy (SMAF)4

34.0 (11.2)

0–29 (no to mild dependency)

50 (32.0)

29.1–40 (moderate)

51 (32.7)

≥ 41 (severe dependency)

55 (35.3)


1 (LTC) Long-term care facility

2 (CCI) Charlson Comorbidity Index

3 (FAST) Functional Assessment Staging

4 (SMAF) Functional Autonomy Measurement System

Voyer et al. BMC Nursing 2008 7:4   doi:10.1186/1472-6955-7-4

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