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Table 3 General characteristics of participants

From: Feasibility of a cognitive behavioural group intervention to reduce fear of falling and associated avoidance of activity in community-living older people: a process evaluation

General characteristics Participants who completed the intervention Participants who did not complete the intervention
Values are number (percentage) unless stated otherwise N = 174 N = 106
Mean age (standard deviation) 77 (4.5) 78 (4.8)
Female 121 (70) 77 (73)
Living alone 100 (58) 57 (54)
≤ Lower secondary education 111 (64) 74 (70)
Mean cognitive status (standard deviation)* 32 (3.5) 31 (3.7)
Using walking aids 61 (35) 45 (43)
Fair or bad perceived health 118 (68) 79 (75)
At least one fall in previous 6 months 96 (56) 79 (57)
Fear of falling     
   sometimes 108 (62) 52 (49)
   often 40 (23) 33 (31)
   very often 26 (15) 21 (20)
Avoidance of activity     
   sometimes 117 (67) 51 (48)
   often 36 (21) 40 (38)
   very often 21 (12) 15 (14)
  1. * scores range from 16 to 38; a lower score indicates a better cognitive functioning