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Table 4 Multidimensional assessment of patients' subgroups (at base-line, 2 & 6 months)

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

  Immobilised (n = 165)
  Baseline 6 months
  Mean (95%CI) p Mean (95%CI) p
  Intervention(n = 75) Control (n = 90)   Intervention(n = 75) Control (n = 90)  
Family APGAR 8.02 (7.41–8.62) 8.88 (8.35–9.40) 0.023* 8.50 (7.94–9.06) 9.05 (8.63–9.47) 0.142
Barthel 39.19 (32.54–45.83) 50.00 (42.79–57.21) 0.021* 43.15(34.66–51.63) 50.62 (43.06–58.18) 0.222
Pfeiffer 3.89 (2.97–4.80) 2.34 (1.64–3.04) 0.042* 4.13(3.10–5.15) 2.13 (1.47–2.79) 0.008*
Lawton-Brody 1.13 (0.78–1.47) 2.11 (1.64–2.58) 0.008* 1.08(0.71–1.46) 2.14 (1.62–2.65) 0.007*
  Hospital discharges (n = 70)
  Basal 2 months
  Mean (95%CI) p Mean (95%CI) p
  Intervention(n = 42) Control (n = 28)   Intervention(n = 42) Control (n = 28)  
Family APGAR 8.90 (8.30–9.47) 9.45 (8.90–9.96) 0.217 9.29 (8.79–9.79) 9.53 (8.95–10.00) 0.378
Barthel 47.38 (38.51–56.25) 66.79 (52.06–81.51) 0.004* 70.44 (60.39–80.50) 71.35 (56.80–85.89) 0.678
Pfeiffer 2.10 (1.05–3.15) 1.00 (0.00–2.07) 0.090 1.65 (0.48–2.81) 1.00 (0.08–1.81) 0.407
Lawton-Brody 1.68 (1.12–2.24) 3.39 (2.23–4.56) 0.006* 3.03 (1.94–4.13) 3.92 (2.46–5.39) 0.335
  Terminal care (n = 23)
  Basal 6 months
  Mean (95%CI) p Mean (95%CI) p
  Intervention(n = 13) Control (n = 10)   Intervention(n = 13) Control (n = 10)  
Family APGAR 8.00 (6.31–9.69) 9.00 (6.85–11.15) 0.371 NA NA -
Barthel 59.62 (36.89–82.34) 47.22 (13.71–80.73) 0.647 NA NA -
Pfeiffer 3.27 (0.55–5.99) 0.20 (0.00–0.76) 0.090 NA NA -
Lawton-Brody 2.08 (0.81–3.35) 2.56 (0.38–4.73) 0.794 NA NA -