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Table 1 Demographic characteristics and health-related quality of life of elderly Taiwanese patients with hip fracture (N = 281)

From: Effects of interventions on trajectories of health-related quality of life among older patients with hip fracture: a prospective randomized controlled trial

Characteristic Mean (SD) n (%)
Age, years 76.36 (7.28)  
Gender
 Female   181 (64.4)
Marital status
 Married   148 (52.7)
 Widowed/divorced   133 (47.3)
Educational background
 Illiterate   124 (44.1)
  ≥ Primary school   157 (55.9)
Number of comorbidities a 2.39 (1.48)  
Type of fracture
 Femoral neck   161 (57.3)
 Trochanteric   120 (42.7)
Type of surgery
 Arthroplasty   104 (37.0)
 Internal fixation   177 (63.0)
Pre-fracture independence in ADL
 Yes   190 (67.6)
 No   91 (32.4)
PCS score
 Baseline (1 month post discharge) 45.53 (5.92)  
 3 months 53.14 (9.40)  
 6 months 59.27 (10.42)  
 12 months 63.67 (10.88)  
MCS score
 Baseline (1 month post discharge) 55.31 (9.72)  
 3 months 55.54 (8.51)  
 6 months 53.54 (8.93)  
 12 months 51.97 (9.53)  
Attrition
 Baseline (1 month post discharge)   7 (2.49)
 3 months   20 (7.11)
 6 months   33 (11.74)
 12 months   46 (16.37)
  1. ADL activities of daily living, PCS physical component summary score, MCS mental component summary score
  2. a Comorbidities include heart disease, hypertension, stroke, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, lung disease, renal disease, liver disease, and cancer