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Table 3 Health and well-being comparing clients from Ontario and the WRHA (n = 111,804)

From: A comparison of home care quality indicator rates in two Canadian provinces

Health sub-scales All (n = 111,804) Ontario (n = 102,554) WRHA (n = 9,250) p value
% (n)
IADL difficulty scale
Independent or Some Help (0,1) 7.6 (8,523) 7.4 (7,560) 10.4 (963) <0.0001
Full Help (2+) 92.4 (103,281) 92.6 (94,994) 89.6 (8,287)
ADL self-performance hierarchy scale
No impairment (0,1) 65.2 (72,910) 64.6 (66,208) 72.5 (6,702) <0.0001
Impairment (2+) 34.8 (38,894) 35.4 (36,346) 27.6 (2,548)
Depression rating scale
No signs/symptoms of depression (0,1, 2) 84.3 (94,270) 83.8 (85,898) 90.5 (8,372) <0.0001
Signs and symptoms of depression (3+) 15.7 (17,534) 16.2 (16,656) 9.5 (878)
Cognitive performance scale
Intact or mild impairment(0,1) 52.2 (58,304) 51.2 (52,479) 63.0 (5,825) <0.0001
Cognitive impairment (2+) 47.8 (53,481) 48.8 (50,056) 37.0 (3,425)
Pain scale
No pain/less than daily pain (0,1) 45.6 (50,967) 45.3 (46,500) 48.3 (4,467) <0.0001
Daily pain/severe (2+) 54.4 (60,832) 54.7 (56,049) 51.7 (4,783)
CHESS scale†
Low level of health instability (0,1) 63.0 (70,371) 62.3 (63,883) 71.1 (6,488) <0.0001
Mild/severe level of health instability (2+) 37.0 (41,315) 37.7 (38,671) 29.0 (2,644)  
  1. †CHESS = Changes in Health, End-stage disease, Signs and Symptoms Scale [23].