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Table 7 Patient characteristics at the Intervention and Control hospitals

From: CogChamps: impact of a project to educate nurses about delirium and improve the quality of care for hospitalized patients with cognitive impairment

Characteristic Intervention Hospital (n = 130); n (%) Control Hospital (n = 51); n (%) P-value
Gender Female 55 (42.3) 25 (49.0) 0.41
 Male 75 (57.7) 26 (51.0)  
Age – Average (years) 80.40 (SD = 7.9) 84.51 (SD = 6.9) 0.001*
 Range (years) 65–97 65–95  
Condition
 Dementia 40 (30.8) 15 (29.4) 0.74
  Delirium 20 (15.4) (11.8)
  Confusion 18 (13.8) 5(9.8)
  Memory Problems/ CI 28 (21.5) 13(25.5)
  Dementia/ CI & Delirium 22 (16.9) 12 (23.5)
  Acute Confusion due to organic 2 (1.5) 0
  cause (e.g. stroke, brain lesion)
Medical ward patients 108 (83) 38 (74.5) 0.19
Surgical ward patients 22 (17) 13 (25.5)  
  1. *P < 0.01