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Table 1 Descriptive statistics for baseline variables used in the analysis of veteran outcomes

From: A controlled trial of Partners in Dementia Care: veteran outcomes after six and twelve months

  Total (Number = 333) PDC group (number = 202) Usual care group (number = 131)  
  % or mean St. dev. % or mean St. dev. % or mean St. dev. t
Intervention group 60.7%  
Veteran outcomes        
Unmet needs (0 to 24, low to high) 6.24 6.56 6.88 6.90 5.23 5.88 −2.27*
Embarrassment (0 to 3, low to high) 1.02 1.15 1.04 1.20 0.98 1.09 −0.41
Isolation (0 to 4, low to high) 1.36 1.45 1.43 1.49 1.25 1.37 −1.11
Dyadic relationship strain (0 to 4, low to high) 0.43 0.94 0.44 0.99 0.41 0.87 −0.24
Depression (0 to 11, low to high) 2.54 2.38 2.63 2.47 2.40 2.25 −0.85
Veteran impairment        
Personal care dependencies (0 to 12, low to high) 1.91 2.49 2.04 2.54 1.71 2.41 −1.43
Cognitive impairment (0 to 28, low to high) 11.24 5.94 11.54 6.28 10.77 5.37 −2.76**
Background characteristics        
Age 79.35 7.91 78.72 8.64 80.32 6.54 1.99*
Spouse caregiver 69.1% 64.9% 75.6% 3.23**
Northeast region 41.4% 36.1% 49.6% 2.32*
White 84.8% 77.8% 95.4% 5.06**
  1. * P ≤ .05; ** P ≤ .01. PDC, Partners in Dementia Care; St. Dev., standard deviation.