Table 2: Baseline characteristics of the intervention and the control group.

VariablesIntervention group ()Control group () value

Age; mean ± SD (years)0.63
(%) men25 (38.4%)25 (38.4%)1.00
CCI; mean ± SD (points)0.93
ACCI; mean ± SD (points)0.97
(%) respiratory diseases32 (49.2%)36 (55.4%)0.48
(%) chronic heart failure30 (46.9%)32 (49.2%)0.79
(%) diabetes mellitus type 224 (36.9%)19 (29.2%)0.35
(%) chronic kidney disease25 (38.4%)27 (41.5%)0.72
(%) neoplasm (all types included)10 (15.4%)5 (7.7%)0.17
(%) anemia15 (23.1%)18 (27.7%)0.55
(%) urinary tract infection10 (15.4%)13 (20.0%)0.49
(%) cognitive impairment15 (23.1%)13 (20.0%)0.67

CCI: Charlson Comorbidity Index. ACCI: Age-Adjusted Charlson Comorbidity Index.