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Table 1 Number and proportion of participants deemed eligible and ineligible for the study, including the reasons for ineligibility and non-participation

From: Strategies and challenges associated with recruiting retirement village communities and residents into a group exercise intervention

  Total, n (%)
Total Screened 517 (100%)
Ineligible 119 (23.0%)
 Too physically active a 34 (28.6%)
 Not at a high risk for falls (< 3 risk factors) 27 (22.7%)
 Poor cognitive function (> 2 errors on the SPMSQ) 6 (5.0%)
 Not able to walk > 50 m unaided 1 (0.8%)
 Age < 65 years 1 (0.8%)
 No longer interested / could not be contacted 50 (42.0%)
Potentially eligible 398 (77.0%)
Non-participation after being deemed eligible 98 (8.9%)
 No GP approval 5 (5.1%)
 Poor health 11 (11.2%)
 Poor health of a spouse 3 (3.1%)
 Cognitive difficulties following screening 1 (1.0%)
 Lack of time to commit to the study 6 (6.1%)
 Not available during the intervention period 3 (3.1%)
 No longer interested to participate 1 (1.0%)
 Retirement village had < 6 eligible participants 18 (18.4%)
 No reason given for non-participation 50 (51.0%)
Total Number Enrolled in Study 300
  1. Abbreviations: SPMSQ Short Portable Memory State Questionnaire, GP general practitioner
  2. a Participants were deemed ineligible if they were meeting or exceeding the Australian National Physical Activity guidelines of > 150 min per week of moderate to vigorous activity, and/or participated in more than one structured resistance (strength) training class or balance class per week