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Table 1 Participants' characteristics

From: Development and testing of a self administered version of the Freezing of Gait Questionnaire

  Total sample n = 225 Clinical sample n = 36 Postal survey n = 189
Mean age, years (SD, min.-max.) 69.1 (8.9) 65.3 (6.2) 69.9 (9.1)
  42.0-91.0 49.0-83.0 42.0-91.0
  n = 221 n = 36 n = 185
Mean PD-duration, years (SD, min.-max.) 7.7 (6.8) 14.6 (8.3) 6.2 (5.5)
  0.33-44.0 2.2-44.0 0.33-28.0
  n = 210 n = 36 n = 174
Gender (men/women), n (%) 137 (62%)/ 29 (81%)/ 108 (58%)/
  84 (38%) 7 (19%) 77 (42%)
  n = 221 n = 36 n= 185
Falls past 6 months (yes/no), n (%) 88 (40%)/ 19 (53%)/ 69 (38%)/
  131 (60%) 17 (47%) 114 (62%)
  n = 219 n = 36 n = 183
Fear of falling (yes/no), n (%) 94 (43%)/ 9 (25%)/ 85 (46%)/
  125 (57%) 27 (75%) 98 (54%)
  n = 219 n = 36 n = 183
  Median, q1-q3 Median, q1-q3 Median, q1-q3
Falls-Efficacy Scale (S) 112.0 106.5 114.0
  75.0-130.0 94.8-129.0 69.0-130.0
  n = 183 n = 30 n = 153
Physical Functioning (PF, SF-36) 55.0 24.0 60.0
  29.0-75.0 20.0-28.0 35.0-80.0
  n = 218 n = 30 n = 188
Item 13, UPDRS II (Falling) 0.0 0.0 0.0
  0.0-1.0 0.0-1.0 0.0-1.0
  n = 223 n = 36 n = 187
Item 14, UPDRS II (Freezing) 0.0 0.0 0.0
  0.0-1.0 0.0-1.8 0.0-1.0
  n = 221 n = 36 n = 185
Item 15, UPDRS II (Walking) 1.0 1.0 1.0
  0.0-2.0 0.0-1.0 0.0-2.0
  n = 221 n = 34 n = 187
  1. Falls-Efficacy Scale, Swedish version; the total score can range between 0-130 (higher scores = better).
  2. Physical Functioning (PF, SF-36); total score range between 0-100 (higher scores = better).
  3. Item 13, 14 and 15 of the UPDRS part II; each item graded from 0-4 (higher scores = greater severity).
  4. Additional data regarding the participants are presented in Table 3.