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Table 3 Functional level (NEADL) and health related quality of life (SF-36)

From: Generic care pathway for elderly patients in need of home care services after discharge from hospital: a cluster randomised controlled trial

Variable Observed mean (SD)
PaTH group / control group
Estimated mean difference (95% CI) / p-value
PaTH group vs control group
NEADL
Response ratea
Baseline 6 months 12 months 6 months 12 months
99% / 99% 83% / 90% 80% / 82%   
Sum score 33.3 (15.3) / 34.0 (16.0) 36.1 (17.0) / 34.9 (15.8) 35.5 (17.1) / 32.1 (16.2) 1.4 (−2.1 to 5.0) / 0.43 2.4 (−1.3 to 6.2) / 0.21
Mobility 7.4 (5.9) / 8.0 (6.1) 8.9 (6.2 / 8.4 (6.1) 8.5 (6.2) / 7.3 (6.4) 0.8 (−0.6 to 2.1) / 0.26 1.1 (−0.4 to 2.5) / 0.15
Kitchen activities 10.7 (4.5) / 10.9 (4.4) 11.4 (4.6) / 11.2 (4.6) 11.0 (4.6) / 10.8 (4.9) 0.1 (−0.9 to 1.2) / 0.79 0.01 (−1.1 to 1.2) / 0.94
Domestic activities 7.1 (4.7) / 7.2 (4.9) 7.4 (5.1) / 7.4 (4.5) 7.3 (4.9) / 6.7 (4.7) −0.1 (−1.2 to 1.0) / 0.87 0.1 (−1.1 to 1.3) / 0.87
Leisure activities 8.2 (3.3) / 8.0 (3.7) 8.4 (4.0) / 7.9 (3.7) 8.6 (4.0) /7.5 (3.4) 0.5 (−0.4 to 1.3) / 0.26 0.6 (−0.3 to 1.5) / 0.18
SF-36
Response ratea
59% / 61%   76% / 72%   
PCS 30.7 (7.2) / 29.1 (8.2)   37.3 (9.6) /34.8 (10.1)   1.3 (−1.6 to 4.3) / 0.38
MCS 38.6 (9.9) / 38.0 (11.6)   46.7 (10.9) / 46.1 (12.5)   1.1 (−2.6 to 4.8) / 0.56
  1. Abbreviations: PaTH Patient Trajectory for Home—dwelling elders, NEADL Nottingham extended ADL scale. The score ranges from zero to 66. Higher score implies increased independence, SF-36 Health related quality of life, Short Form 36. Higher score implies higher quality of life, PCS Physical component summary, MCS Mental summary component
  2. aResponse rates of NEADL and SF-36 in percent of patients alive