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Table 1 Baseline characteristics for patients and informal caregivers

From: The benefit of a geriatric nurse practitioner in a multidisciplinary diagnostic service for people with cognitive disorders

  Reference sample GNP group
Patients N = 137 N = 114
 Agea 78.3 (6.53) 81.9 (5.75)
 Women 89 (63.1%) 70 (61.4%)
 Diagnosis
  Dementia 97 (70.8%) 84 (73.7%)
  No Dementia 40 (29.2%) 30 (26.3%)
 MMSE 20.39 (5.61) 20.48 (4.01)
Informal caregivers
 Age 60.12 (13.77) 62.53 (12.30)
 Women 90 (65.7%) 68 (59.6%)
Outcome measures
 EQ5D utility score 0.579 (0.289) 0.523 (0.289)
 EQ5D VAS 47.91 (20.91) 51.67 (17.66)
 Self-Rated Burdenb 3.42 (2.81) 4.54 (2.72)
 CarerQoL VAS 7.18 (1.71) 6.94 (1.44)
 CarerQoL 7D score 82.10 (15.34) 77.39 (17.83)
  1. Data are mean (SD) or number (%), GNP group = cohort with geriatric nurse practitioner.
  2. p = a<0.001, b 0.004.
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