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Table 1 Descriptive analysis of the 418 oncogeriatric patients evaluated at the Geriatric Frailty Clinic: socio-demographic characteristics and CGA domains

From: Impact of the comprehensive geriatric assessment on treatment decision in geriatric oncology

Characteristics Mean ± SD or N (%)
Socio-demographic characteristics
 Age (years) 82.8 ± 5.5
 Gender (female) 201 (48.1)
 Living conditions (n = 412)
  Live alone 147 (35.7)
 Marital status
  Married (vs widowed, single or divorced) 203 (48.6)
 Education (n = 415)
  No education or Elementary School 232 (55.9)
  Middle/ High School/ College 183 (44.1)
Medical characteristics
 Charlson Comorbidity Index 1.4 ± 1.6
 Number of drugs 5.7 ± 3.2
  Drugs ≥5 255 (61.0)
 G-8 score ≤ 14 (n = 397) 334 (84.1)
Cognitive assessment
 MMSE ≤24 (n = 405) 149 (36.8)
Nutritional assessment
 MNA (n = 411)
  MNA ≥ 24 169 (41.1)
  MNA (17–23.5) 201 (48.9)
  MNA < 17 41 (10.0)
Physical assessment
 ADL ≤ 5 118 (28.2)
 IADL ≤7 326 (78.0)
 SPPB (n = 414)
  10–12 (high performance) 126 (30.4)
  7–9 (medium performance) 139 (33.6)
   ≤ 6 (low performance) 149 (36.0)
 Gait speed (< 1 m/s) 324 (77.5)
 Grip strength (kg)
  Women 16.1 ± 5.4
  Men 26.6 ± 7.5
 Fried’s criteria
  Robust (0 criteria) 33 (7.9)
  Pre-frail (1–2 criteria) 155 (37.1)
  Frail (≥ 3 criteria) 230 (55.0)
Sensory assessment
 HHIES score (n = 389)
  No hearing handicap 224 (57.6)
  Mild-moderate hearing handicap 143 (36.8)
  Significant hearing handicap 22 (5.7)
 Visual deficit 211 (57.3)
  1. SD Standard Derivation, G-8 Geriatric-8 Score, MMSE Mini Mental State Examination, MNA Mini-Nutritional Assessment, ADL Activities of Daily Living, IADL Instrumental Activities of Daily Living, SPPB Short Physical Performance Battery, HHIES Hearing Handicap Inventory fort the Elderly – Screening