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Table 1 Sample characteristics at admission

From: Feasibility and predictive performance of the Hendrich Fall Risk Model II in a rehabilitation department: a prospective study

  Sample Characteristic Hendrich Fall Risk Model II at admission
Feasible Not Feasible Statistical comparison
Admitted patients, n (%) 191 147 (77%) 44 (23%)  
 Ward NR/OR/PR, n 92/71/28 57/69/21 35/2/7  
 Age, years, mean (SD) 66 (17) 69 (16) 58 (17) t = 3.97, p = 0.0001
 Gender, n (% female) 108 (57%) 86 (59%) 22 (50%)  
 Observation period, mean days (SD) 36 ± 37 29 ± 30 68 ± 51 t = −3.85, p = 0.0006
 Observed falls, n (%) 13 (7%) 11 (85%) 2 (15%)  
Patients at NR Ward, n (%) 92 57 (62%) 35 (38%)  
 Stroke/TBI/Other, n 47/18/27 13/11/15 16/7/12  
 Age, years, mean (SD) 59 (19) 62 (20) 54 (16) t = 2.15, p = 0.0348
 Gender, n (% female) 41 (45%) 27 (47%) 14 (40%)  
 Observation period, mean days (SD) 60 (46) 49 (40) 86 (48) t = −2.92, p = 0.0070
 Observed falls n (%) 11 (12%) 9 (82%) 2 (18%)  
Patients at OR Ward, n (%) 71 69 (97%) 2 (3%)  
 THR/TKR/Other, n 51/11/9 51/11/8 1/0/1  
 Age, years, mean(SD) 75 (12) 75 (12) 85 (2) t = −5.08, p = 0.0009
 Gender, n (% female) 53 (75%) 51 (74%) 2 (100%)  
 Observation period, mean days (SD) 18 (9) 18 (9) 17 (7) t = 0.16, p = 0.8951
 Observed falls, n (%) 2 (3%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)  
Patients at PR Ward, n (%) 28 21 (75%) 7 (25%)  
 RF/COPD/Other, n 11/7/10 7/7/7 4/0/3  
 Age, years, mean(SD) 68 (9) 68 (9) 69 (12) t = −0.30, p = 0.7697
 Gender, n (% female) 14 (50%) 8 (38) 6 (86)  
 Observation period, mean days (SD) 26 (29) 23 (27) 34 (35) t = −0.74, p = 0.4765
 Observed falls, n (%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)  
  1. NR Neurological Rehabilitation, OR Orthopaedic Rehabilitation, PR Pulmonary Rehabilitation, TBI Traumatic Brain Injury, THR Total Hip Replacement, TKR total knee replacement, RF Respiratory Failure, COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. The t-test was used for statistical comparisons