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Table 3 Summary of participant characteristics

From: OPTIMAL, an occupational therapy led self-management support programme for people with multimorbidity in primary care: a randomized controlled trial

  Intervention group (n = 26) Control group (n = 24)
Median Age (Range) 65 (50–83) 67.5 (42–84)
Gender   
Male 9 (34.6%) 9 (37.5%)
Female 17 (65.4%) 15 (62.5%)
Median no. of Conditions (Range) 4 (2–9) 5 (2–9)
Median no. of Medications (Range) 7 (4–16) 11 (4–21)
Marital Status   
Single 5 (19.2%) 7 (29.2%)
Married 9 (34.6%) 10 (41.7%)
Widowed 5 (19.2%) 4 (16.7%)
Divorced/Separated 7 (26.9%) 3 (12.5%)
Living Situation   
Alone 10 (38.5%) 11 (45.8%)
With Partner/Family Member 16 (61.5%) 13 (54.3%)
Employment Status   
Employed 3 (11.5%) 0 (0%)
Unemployed 8 (30.7%) 8 (33.3%)
Retired 15 (57.7%) 16 (66.7%)
Educational Status   
Did not complete secondary education 19 (73.1%) 17 (70.8%)
Completed secondary education 7 (26.9%) 7 (29.2%)
  1. Unless otherwise stated the figures are numbers and percentages.