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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of participants

From: Fall incidents unraveled: a series of 26 video-based real-life fall events in three frail older persons

Characteristics Participant A Participant B Participant C
Age (years) 95 95 85
Place of residence ALR RCR ALR
Hospitalization last 3 months No No Yes
Number of drugs 13 12 9
Use of high-risk drugs* Yes Yes Yes
Use of walking aid Walking frame Rollator Rollator
Vision Visually impaired Glasses Glasses
Hearing Partly deaf Hard of hearing Hard of hearing
Fell in past year Yes Yes Yes
TRST (range 0–5) 3 3 5
TUGT (sec.) 24 32 37
ADL (range 6–24) 10 13 16
IADL (range 8–32) 21 27 26
GDS (range 0–10) 3 3 1
MMSE (range 0–30) 28 27 16
Call alarm CAR CAR PCA
  1. ALR = assisted living room; RCR = residential care room; TRST = Flemish version of the Triage Risk Screening Tool (score ≥2 indicating at risk for functional decline)19; TUGT = Timed Up & Go Test (score ≥10 seconds indicating at risk for falls and fractures)20; ADL = Katz Index of Activities of Daily Living & IADL = Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (higher scores indicating more dependency)21–22; GDS = Geriatric Depression Scale (score >4 indicating at risk for depression)23; MMSE = Mini-Mental State Examination (score <24 indicating cognitive decline)24; CAR = call alarm in the room; PCA = wireless personal call alarm; *Drugs rated as high-risk for falls e.g. psychotropics, antidepressants, diuretics.