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Table 1 Demographic and background data of the patients

From: Can education improve clinical practice concerning delirium in older hospitalised patients? Results of a pre-test post-test study on an educational intervention for nursing staff

Time Pre-test (N = 385) Post-test (N = 159)
Unit A (n = 164) B (n = 221) A (n = 69) B (n = 90)
Sex, %f 39.0 44.3 26.1 45.6
Age, m ± sd (range) 78.2 ± 5.9 (70–95) 79.5 ± 6.4 (70–99) 79.6 ± 5.6 (70–91) 80.3 ± 7.3 (70–101)
LoS, m ± sd (range) 6.9 ± 7.8 (1–64) 9.3 ± 10.2 (1–90) 7 ± 6.6 (1–37) 14.1 ± 12.8 (1–60)
Delirium, n(%) 19 (11.6) 31 (14.0) 8 (11.6) 13 (14.4)
DoD, n; m ± sd (range) 4.79 ± 2.3 (1–9) 8.5 ± 12.1 (1–68) 3.9 ± 2.9 (1–9) 16 ± 14.4 (1–49)
  1. LoS Length of hospital stay (in days), DoD Duration of delirium (in days), sd standard deviation, m mean