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Table 1 Comparison of the baseline characteristics of the study population and those allocated to clinic care and home care groups

From: Nurse clinic versus home delivery of evidence-based community leg ulcer care: A randomized health services trial

  TOTAL (n = 126) Home Group (n = 65) Clinic Group (n = 61) p-value
  n(%) n (%) n (%)  
Etiology of leg Ulcer     
• Venous 86 (68.3) 45 (69.2) 41 (67.2) 0.85
• Mixed 40 (31.7) 20 (30.8) 20 (32.8)  
Gender-Female 71 (56.3) 35 (53.8) 36 (59.0) 0.59
Language-English 106 (84.1) 56 (86.2) 50 (82.0) 0.79
Living Alone 54 (42.9) 29 (44.6) 25 (41.0) 0.72
Independently Mobile 89 (70.6) 45 (70.3) 44 (72.1) 0.84
Previous Ulceration 62 (49.2) 34 (52.3) 28 (45.9) 0.48
Prognostic Indicators     
• Duration < 6 months, Ulcer size < 5 cm2 76 (60.3) 39(60.0) 37 (60.7) 0.13
• Duration > 6 months, Ulcer size < 5 cm2 13 (10.3) 5 (7.7) 8 (13.3)  
• Duration < 6 months, Ulcer size > 5 cm2 23 (18.3) 10 (15.4) 13 (21.7)  
• Duration > 6 months, Ulcer size > 5 cm2 14 (11.1) 11 (16.9) 3 (5.0)  
Ulcer Size (cm 2) (median, range) 2.25 (.01–116.6) 2.4 (.04 – 116.6) 2.3 (.01–84.0)  
Continuous variables Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD  
Mean Age (years) 68.5 (14.1) 68.3 (15.3) 68.7 (12.9) 0.86
SF12 Scores   (n = 58)1 (n = 52)1  
• Mental Component 49.7 (11.0) 50.9 (10.8) 48.4 (11.2) 0.75
• Physical component 35.1 (9.9) 35.5(10.3) 34.7 (9.7) 0.43
Diathesis in years 14.2 (15.9) Median 8.0 11.0 (13.8) Median 7.0 18.2 (17.7) Median 10.0 0.05
Duration at initial assessment in weeks 30.4 (65.0) 24.98 (43.65) 36.26 (81.87) 0.96
  1. 1 12.7% of the clients were unable because of language barrier or unwilling to complete the Quality of Life questionnaires