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Table 2 Patient characteristics

From: Effectiveness of a nurse-led case management home care model in Primary Health Care. A quasi-experimental, controlled, multi-centre study

  Intervention (n = 130) Control (n = 128) Sig.
   Mean (SD) or n/N 95%CI or %   Mean (SD) or n/N 95%CI or % p
Age   75.36 (13.16) (73.20–77.79)   77.24(13.06) (74.94–79.53) NS
Men   53/129 41.10%   41/125 32.80% NS
Length of home care (subgroups)
  n Intervention n Control  
Immobilised (n = 165) 75 522.68(281.22) 450.03–595.33 90 696.64(271.64) 639.09–754.20 NS
Terminal care (n = 23) 13 137.69(76.05) 91.73–183.65 10 162.44(34.32) 136.05–188.82  
Hospital discharge (n = 70) 42 65.07(13.05) 61.00–69.14 28 62.57(7.01) 59.85–65.29  
Main health problems (patients)
  Intervention (299 cases*) Control (255 cases*)  
Problems* n (%) n (%) p
Cardiovascular 81(27.09) 81 (31.76) 0.052
Endocrine 53(17.2) 39 (15.29)  
Neurologic 40(13.7) 42(16.47)  
Injury 38(12.0) 25(9.80)  
Bone and joint 32(10.70) 39(15.29)  
Prosthetic & renal 29(9.69) 10(3.92)  
Respiratory 26(8.69) 19(7.45)  
  1. *The same patient could have several concomitant problems