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Table 2 Participant characteristics

From: Development of a reconditioning program for elderly abdominal surgery patients: the Elder-friendly Approaches to the Surgical Environment–BEdside reconditioning for Functional ImprovemenTs (EASE-BE FIT) pilot study

Characteristics Usual Care BE FIT P value
n = 33 n = 33
Age (years)* 77.3 (9.56) 75.1 (7.92) 0.31
Female 22 (67) 22 (67) 1.0
White 31 (94) 29 (88) 0.22
Married 19 (58) 17 (52) 0.621
CHSA Clinical Frailty Scale    0.07
 Very fit/well 9 (27) 12 (36)  
 Managing well/vulnerable 15 (45) 19 (58)  
 Mild/moderately frail 9 (27) 2 (6)  
Procedure    0.02
 Appendectomy 1 (3) 2 (6)  
 Cholecystectomy 4 (12) 11 (33)  
 Hernia repair 3 (9) 5 (15)  
 Intestine resection/revision 25 (76) 12 (36)  
 Other 0 (0) 3 (9)  
PT/OT visit 16 (48) 6 (33) 0.009
Falls 1 (3) 1 (3) 1.0
Length of stay (days) 9 (7–13) 6 (3–11) 0.02
  1. Reported as n (%) unless indicated otherwise
  2. *Mean (SD)
  3. Median (IQR)
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