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Table 2 General characteristics of the participants and trainers per group

From: Usefulness and acceptability of a standardised orientation and mobility training for partially-sighted older adults using an identification cane

General characteristics Standardised training group Regular training group p-value
Participants (n = 31) (n = 37)  
mean age (SD) 76.9 (8.9) 75.3 (8.6) 0.44
number female (%) 19 (61) 22 (60) 0.88
level of education (%)      0.15
  low 12 (39) 16 (43)  
  medium 10 (29) 17 (46)  
  high 9 (32) 4 (11)  
number living alone (%) 19 (61) 17 (46) 0.16
primary diagnosis (%)      0.26
  macular degeneration 17 (55) 26 (70)  
  glaucoma 5 (16) 2 (5)  
  other 10 (32) 7 (19)  
mean functional acuity score (range)      
  right 0.15 (0.00-0.70) 0.19 (0.03-0.80) 0.32
  left 0.14 (0.00-0.50) 0.19 (0.00-1.00) 0.19
  binocular 0.21 (0.03-0.60) 0.22 (0.03-1.00) 0.74
Trainers (n = 12) (n = 17)  
mean age (SD) 39.0 (12.1) 33.9 (8.9) 0.20
number female (%) 11 (91) 15 (88) 0.77
occupational therapists (%) 9 (75) 15 (88) 0.37
mean years of experience (range) 8.3 (0–22) 5.7 (0–27) 0.31
mean hours O&M-training per week (range) 11.5 (2–32) 9.8 (1–40) 0.77