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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of study participants

From: Interactive balance training integrating sensor-based visual feedback of movement performance: a pilot study in older adults

Characteristic Intervention (n = 17) Control (n = 16) P-value
Age, years 84.3 ± 7.3 84.9 ± 6.6 .792
Women, number 10 (58.8) 11 (68.8) .554
BMI, kg/m2 26.3 ± 6.1 27.4 ± 6.6 .631
Mini Mental State Examination, score 28.7 ± 1.4 28.0 ± 1.7 .210
Barthel Activities of Daily Living, score 92.7 ± 5.0 92.2 ± 8.9 .856
CES-D scale, score 8.3 ± 6.6 8.5 ± 6.8 .931
SF-12, Physical Component, score 37.7 ± 10.0 35.1 ± 5.9 .369
SF-12, Mental Component, score 54.1 ± 8.7 54.6 ± 9.6 .862
Short Fall Efficacy Scale, score 13.2 ± 4.0 14.9 ± 5.1 .276
Diagnoses, number 3.1 ± 1.4 3.1 ± 1.0 .987
Prescriptions, number 4.4 ± 2.3 5.0 ± 2.9 .501
Visual Analogue Pain Scale (0–10), score 2.8 ± 2.5 2.9 ± 2.7 .955
History of falls in the last year, number of participants 9 (53) 9 (56) .849
Timed up and go, sec 17.1 ± 4.9 17.8 ± 4.8 .659
Gait speed, habitual, m/sec 0.83 ± 0.15 0.77 ± 0.20 .324
  1. Data are mean ± standard deviation or number (%); P- values are given for difference between the intervention and control group; SF, Short Form Health Survey; CES-D, Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale.