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Gender Differences in the Influence of Social Support on One-Year Changes in Functional Status in Older Patients with Heart Failure

Table 1

Comparison of baseline characteristics of participants who completed 12-month questionnaires to those who were lost to followup or died.



CompletersNoncompleters

Age
 Mean (SD)77.5 (6.6)78.7 (7.3).087
(%) (%)
Gender
 Female81 (36.2)83 (39.3).495
 Male143 (63.3)128 (60.7)
Marital status
 Single/widowed/divorced89 (39.7)91 (43.1).472
 Married/common-law135 (60.3)120 (56.9)
Annual combined income.067
 ≤$40,000131 (64,5)124 (73.4)
 >$40,00072 (35.5)45 (26.6)
LV ejection fraction.399
 ≤40%96 (51.6)84 (47.2)
 >40%90 (48.4)94 (52.8)
Comorbid conditions.193
 0–2 comorbidities113 (57.1)98 (50.5)
 >2 comorbidities85 (42.9)96 (49.5)

Social support subscale scoresMean (SD)Mean (SD)

 Emotional/information74.1 (26.7)70.2 (27.7).130
 Tangible78.2 (26.9)75.5 (31.7).334
 Affectionate81.7 (28.1)79.4 (30.2).417
 Positive social interaction75.0 (30.1)67.1 (33.5).012
 Overall76.0 (24.7)71.7 (27.1).082
Functional scores
 KCCQ PL Score52.4 (25.3)46.6 (26.4).026
 SF-12-PCS30.3 (8.3)29.7 (8.3).455

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