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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Structured physical exercise improves neuropsychiatric symptoms in acute dementia care: a hospital-based RCT

  Intervention group (n = 35) Control group (n = 35)  
n Mean SD Min Max n Mean SD Min Max p
Age   80 7 67 91   80 7 68 92 0.50
Female (%) 16 (46)      17 (49)      0.81
Body mass index (kg/m2) 35 25.4 4 19 32 35 25.6 3.9 18 32 0.99
ICD-10 dementia diagnosis            
 Alzheimer's disease (F00), n (%) 8 (23)      18 (51)      0.05
 Vascular dementia (F01), n (%) 6 (17)      3 (9)      0.28
 Mixed type (F02 + F03), n (%) 19 (54)      13 (37)      0.15
 Dementia in Parkinson's disease (F02.3), n (%) 2 (6)      0      0.15
 Lewy-body dementia (G31.8), n (%) 0      1 (3)      0.31
Mini Mental Status Examination (points/30) 35 18.4 4.8 7 26 35 18.3 4.7 8 26 0.92
Demtect (points/18) 27 5.2 3.2 0 14 25 5 3 1 10 0.48
Clock Drawing Test (points/6) 33 4.2 1.6 1 6 30 4.7 1.7 1 6 0.09
Cognitive reserve (years of education) 35 12 1.7 8 18 34 13 3.5 7 18 0.93
Bayer Activities of Daily Living (points/10) 35 8.2 1 4.4 9.5 35 7.8 1.3 4.9 9.4 0.41
Timed Up and Go test (s) 35 13.7 4.9 7.3 27 35 13.1 2.8 8.2 18.8 0.31
10 Meter Gait Speed (m/s) 35 0.8 0.2 0.4 1.3 35 0.8 0.2 0.3 1.4 0.40
  1. Patients’ characteristics are presented as mean, standard deviation (SD), minimum (Min) and maximum (Max) for continuous variables and number (%) for categorical variables. Statistical differences (p) between the groups were calculated by χ2 test for nominal data and t test for continuous variables. ICD-10 classification of mental and behavioural disorders