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Table 3 Characteristics of the training per group

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

  Standardised training group Regular training group p-value
Characteristics of training (n = 28) (n = 37)  
number of sessions (%)      0.01
  1 session 6 (21) 23 (62)  
  2 sessions 4 (14) 6 (16)  
  3 sessions 17 (61) 6 (16)  
  4 sessions 1 (4) 0 (0)  
mean (min-max) duration (in min)*      
  session 1 94 (5–135) 70 (10–120) 0.07
  session 2 95 (20–100) 60 (5–105) 0.08
  session 3 20 (5–90) 54 (15–90) 0.16
  Total 209   184   
mean (min-max) preparation time (in min)      
  session 1 25 (5–60) 17 (0–60) 0.87
  session 2 12 (0–30) 15 (0–30) 0.76
  session 3 9 (0–15) 16 (0–30) 0.01
  Total 46   47   
format and location of sessions (number (%))      
  session 1: face-to-face participants home 25 (89) 33 (89)  
  face-to-face low vision center 0 (0) 2 (5)  
  session 2: face-to-face participants home 23 (82) 11 (30)  
  face-to-face low vision center 0 (0) 2 (5)  
  by telephone 0 (0) 2 (5)  
  session 3: by telephone 9 (32) 0 (0)  
  face-to-face participants home 9 (32) 6 (16)  
  1. Note: all numbers and percentages do not add up to final numbers due to missing data.
  2. * Mean duration reported by trainers of the standardised training group was evaluated per session as well as a summation of the duration of each session element. The latter is shown in this table. The mean duration reported for session 1, 2 and 3 was 78, 85 and 28 minutes, respectively (total mean duration: 191 minutes).