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Table 1 Background characteristics of participants (intervention group n = 16, control group n = 14) and attrition analysis, significant differences at the p < 0.05 level are marked as bold

From: Testing an educational intervention to improve health care providers’ preparedness to care for victims of elder abuse: a mixed method pilot study

  Sample Attrition analysis
Intervention Control Intervention Control
n = 16 n = 14 Lost to follow-up
n = 19
Retained
n = 16
Lost to follow up
n = 6
Retained
n = 14
n % n % N % n % n % n %
Sex
Female 10 62.5 10 71.4 14 73.7 10 62.5 3 50.0 10 71.4
  Male 6 37.5 4 28.6 5 26.3 6 37.5 3 50.0 4 28.6
Age
  ≤ 34 years 12 75.0 14 100 15 78.9 12 75.0 6 100 14 100
  35–49 years 4 25.0 - - 4 21.1 4 25.0 - - - -
Medical school training about abuse at baseline
  No, Do not remember 4 25.0 1 7.1 2 10.5 4 25.0 2 33.3 1 7.1
  Yes, violence in close relationships 12 75.0 13 92.9 17 89.5 12 75.0 4 66.7 13 92.9
  Yes, elder abuse 2 12.5 4 28.6 4 21.1 2 12.5 1 16.7 4 28.6
Other training about abuse at baseline
  No, Do not remember 8 50.0 5 35.7 15 78.9 8 50.0 2 33.3 5 35.7
  Yes violence in close relationships 8 50.0 9 64.3 3 15.8 8 50.0 4 66.7 9 64.3
  Yes, elder abuse 2 12.5 3 21.4 1 5.3 2 12.5 2 33.3 3 21.4
Asked questions about abuse at baseline
  No, Do not remember 11 68.8 5 35.7 15 78.9 11 68.8 3 50.0 5 35.7
  Yes 5 31.3 9 64.3 4 21.1 5 31.3 3 50.0 9 64.3
Asked questions about abuse at follow up
  No, Do not remember 7 43.8 8 57.1         
  Yes 9 56.3 6 42.9         
  1. Pearson’s chi square test, or when appropriate Fisher’s exact test, were used to compare differences in background characteristics between intervention and control group at baseline as well as differences between those lost to follow up and those retained in the intervention and control group respectively