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Table 1 Characteristics of the sample subdivided by the severity of agitation

From: Relationship between the severity of agitation and quality of life in residents with dementia living in German nursing homes - a secondary data analysis

  No/Mild Agitation Severe Agitation
Observations 1824 123
Age in years, mean (SD) 83.6 (7.8) 80.5 (10.2)
Sex, male in % (n) 22.3 (407) 31.7 (39)
DSS score (3-14), mean (SD) 9.4 (3.4) 10.5 (3.2)
PSMS score (6-30), mean (SD) 19.9 (4.9) a 21.3 (4.3) b
Duration of stay in months, mean (SD) 34.9 (42.6) 27.9 (38.2)
Visits, no in % (n) 3.2 (59) 6.5 (8)
Care level in % (n)   
No care dependency 0.6 (11) 1.6 (2)
1 (considerable care dependency) 23.0 (420) 18.7 (23)
2 (mild care dependency) 46.1 (840) 42.3 (52)
3 (severe care dependency) 28.7 (524) 34.2 (42)
4 (very severe care dependency) 1.6 (29) 2.4 (3)
Missing value 0 (0) 0.8 (1)
Delusions in % (n) 16.0 (292) 45.5 (56)
Anxiety in % (n) 18.4 (335) 42.3 (52)
Hallucinations in % (n) 14.0 (225) 30.1 (37)
Aberrant Motor in % (n) 30.8 (562) 62.6 (77)
Depression/Dysphoria in % (n) 26.1 (476) 43.9 (54)
Apathy/Indifference in % (n) 25.2 (459) 46.3 (57)
Euphoria/Elation in % (n) 6.7 (123) 17.1 (21)
Nighttime Disturbances in % (n) 23.7 (433) c 49.6 (61)
Eating Disturbances in % (n) 27.5 (501) d 46.3 (57)
  1. Missing values: an=3; bn=2; cn=3; dn=1; SD=standard deviation