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Table 2 Patient characteristics

From: The effect of multimodal comprehensive care methodology training on oral health care professionals’ empathy for patients with dementia

  Total
(n = 132)
Data available
(n = 71)
Lost to follow upa
(n = 61)
P-valueb
Age, n (%)
  < 65 years 1 (0.8) 0 (0.0) 1 (1.6) 0.46
 65–74 years 11 (8.3) 4 (6.0) 7 (11.5) 0.56
 75–84 years 51 (38.6) 27 (38.0) 24 (39.3) 0.67
  ≥ 85 years 68 (51.5) 40 (56.3) 28 (45.9) 0.39
Women, n (%) 96 (72.7) 53 (74.6) 43 (70.5) 0.70
Aetiology of dementia, n (%)
 Alzheimer’s disease 55 (41.7) 41 (57.7) 14 (23.0) < 0.001
 Lewy body dementia 11 (8.3) 7 (9.9) 4 (6.6) 0.54
 Vascular dementia 8 (6.1) 5 (7.0) 3 (2.3) 0.72
 Other type of dementia 7 (5.3) 4 (5.6) 3 (2.3) 1.00
 Dementia with undetermined aetiology 43 (32.6) 14 (19.7) 29 (47.5) < 0.001
  1. a Lost to follow up: 36 patients were excluded due to non-response; 12 patients were excluded due to missing OHAT data; 1 patient was excluded due to missing data on age; 2 patients were excluded due to hospital admission; 2 patients were excluded due to death; and 8 patients were excluded due to no diagnosis of dementia
  2. b The Mann-Whitney U test and Fisher’s exact test were used to compare the available data and the data of those lost to follow up. The threshold for statistical significance was set at p < 0.05