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Table 1 Characteristics of participants (n = 82)

From: The relationship between quality of life, health and care transition: an empirical comparison in an older post-acute population

Characteristic Outpatient Rehab (n = 53) Transition Care (n = 29) Total (n = 82)
Age (mean, SD) 74.87 (7.17) 80.69 (6.27) 76.23 (7.38)
Cognitive score (mean, SD) 27.83 (1.23) 28.17 (1.49) 27.95 (1.78)
Gender: Female (%) 24 (45) 17 (59) 41 (50)
Has a carer (%) 33 (60) 21 (72) 54 (67)
Residential status (%)    
Living alone 14 (26) 21 (72) 35 (43)
Living with others 39 (74) 8 (28) 47 (57)
Country of birth (%)    
Australia 40 (76) 24 (83) 64 (78)
Other 13 (25) 5 (17) 18 (22)
Highest education    
No education 1 (2) - 1 (1)
Primary or secondary 24 (45) 19 (66) 43 (52)
Tertiary 28 (53) 8 (28) 36 (44)
Post-acute care duration (mean, SD) 33.21 (16.03) 42.59 (21.11) 36.52 (18.42)
Reason for post-acute care (%)    
Neurological 29 (55) 1 (3) 30 (37)
Orthopaedic 8 (15) 18 (62) 26 (32)
Functional decline/falls/mobility 10 (19) 6 (21) 16 (20)
Other 6 (11) 4 (14) 10 (12)
Instrument scores    
ICECAP-O (mean, SD) 0.82 (0.15) 0.79 (0.16) 0.81 (0.15)
EQ-5D (mean, SD) 0.54 (0.25) 0.49 (0.30) 0.52 (0.27)
CTM-3 (mean, SD)* 75.79 (16.78) 63.60 (17.67) 71.48 (17.97)
  1. * Significant difference between sites at between the 1% and 10% levels.