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Table 1 Participant characteristics

From: Psychometric properties of the original and short versions of the Falls Efficacy Scale-International (FES-I) in people with Parkinson’s disease

Gender (women) 43/101
Age (years), median (first-third quartile) 73 (68–78)a
Parkinson duration (years), median (first-third quartile) 5 (3–11)b
Self-rated Parkinson severity
 Mild 24/97
 Moderate 61/97
 Severe 12/97
Fear of falling (yes) 55/101
Activity avoidance due to risk of falling (yes) 53/101
Concerns about falling1
 Low (16–19 points) 23/92
 Moderate (20–27 points) 27/92
 High (28–64 points) 42/92
Falls past 6 months (yes) 35/101
Near falls past 6 months (yes) 55/101
Use of mobility devices indoors/outdoors, respectively (yes) 24/95 and 42/96
Need help from others in daily activities (yes)2 18/91
Living alone (yes) 27/100
  1. Data are n/total unless otherwise stated
  2. 1Falls Efficacy Scale-International
  3. 2Parkinson’s disease Activities of Daily Living Scale. Dichotomized: “No” and “Mild difficulties with day-to-day activities” are recorded as “No”. “Moderate”, “High levels of” and “Extreme difficulties with day-to-day activities” are recorded as “Yes”
  4. a n = 101
  5. b n = 97