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Table 1 Baseline comparison between control and experimental group

From: Novel occupational therapy interventions may improve quality of life in older adults with dementia

   Control group (%) Experimental group (%) p-Value
Gender Male 32(78.0) 30 (83.3) 0.218
Female 9 (22.0) 6 (16.7)
Handedness Right 35 (85.4) 32 (88.9) 0.724
Left 6(14.6) 4(11.1)
Occupation Unemployed 12(29.2) 4(13.3) 0.113
Employed 1(2.4) 4(13.3)
Retired 18(43.9) 13(43.3)
Business 7(17.0) 3(10.0)
Farming 3(7.3) 6(20.0)
Education Primary 15(36.5) 9(30.0) 0.455
Class 12 11(26.8) 12(40.0)
Graduate 10(24.3) 8(26.7)
Postgraduate 5(12.2) 1(3.3)
Marital status Single 2(4.9) 1(3.3) 0.456
Married 34(82.9) 22(73.3)
Widow/widower 5(12.2) 7(23.3)
Living arrangement Living alone 2(4.9) 1(3.3) 0.542
With spouse 22(53.7) 12(40.0)
Family with spouse 17(41.5) 17(56.7)
Dementia Mild 32(78.0) 22(61.1) 0.105
  Moderate 9(22) 14(38.9)