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Table 2 Profile of non-managed participants (N = 31) factored for compliance aid use

From: Pilot evaluation of the psychometric properties of a self-medication Risk Assessment Tool among elderly patients in a community setting

Parameter Users (N = 15) Non-users (N = 16) p-value
Age in years, median (IQR) 81 (77, 87) 76 (72, 80) 0.766
Number of regular medicines 8 (6, 9) 8 (6, 10) 0.339
Gender, n (%)    
   Male 9 (15.8) 7 (84.2) 0.366
   Female 6 (16.7) 9 (83.3)  
Living arrangement, n (%)    
   Live alone 5 (50.0) 10 (50.0) 0.560
   Live alone with help 5 (62.5) 8 (37.5)  
   Do not live alone 5 (38.5) 13 (62.5)  
Daily management of medications at home, n (%)    
   Self 11 (45.8) 13 (54.2) 0.311
   Assistance from professional carer 2 (100) 0 (0.0)  
   Assistance from relatives/friends 2 (40.0) 3 (60.0)  
  1. IQR - Interquartile Range