Table 1

Demographic characteristics of participants (N=32)

Characteristicsn (%)
Gender
 Female16 (50.0)
 Male16 (50.0)
Age (years), mean (SD)78.7 (6.1)
Age range
 70–7919 (59.0)
 80 and above13 (41.0)
Highest level of education, n=31
 High school11 (35.5)
 University (undergraduate)5 (16.1)
 College diploma4 (12.9)
 Professional degree (nursing, teachers’ college)4 (12.9)
 Master’s3 (9.7)
 Elementary2 (6.5)
 PhD2 (6.5)
Country of birth
 Canada19 (59.4)
 UK6 (18.8)
 Europe5 (15.6)
 Asia2 (6.3)
Caucasian/white ethnicity, n=2423 (95.8)
Language spoken: English32 (100)
Marital status, n=31
 Married or common-law21 (67.7)
 Widowed/divorced/separated/single/never married10 (32.3)
Total number of chronic conditions*, n=27
 1 chronic condition9 (33.3)
 2 or more chronic conditions18 (66.6%)
Chronic conditions/diseases
 Diabetes, n=269 (34.6)
 Heart disease†, n=279 (33.3)
 Cancer, n=267 (26.9)
 Osteoarthritis, n=266 (23.1)
 Hypertension, n=257 (21.9)
 COPD/lung disease, n=255 (20.0)
 Stroke/cerebrovascular disease, n=264 (15.4)
Implementation site
 Site A20 (62.5)
 Site B12 (37.5)
  • *Based on conditions listed above.

  • †Arteriosclerosis, angina pectoris and heart failure.

  • COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder; N, total sample; n, number of participants who provided data.