Skip to main content

Table 2 Comparison of characteristics and EVA-13 values between participants recruited from a prevention center (group 1), from a geriatric ambulatory clinic (group 2 and from a geriatric rehabilitation hospital unit (group 3)

From: Validation of the French version of the Vulnerable Elders Survey-13 (VES-13)

VariableGroup 1 (n = 45)Group 2 (n = 40)Group 3 (n = 50)p
Age (years, mean +/− SD)76.5 +/− 4.881.2 +/− 5.585.6 +/− 6.6< 10–4
Female gender (n and %)29 (64%)27 (67%)34 (68%)0.93
Need human help for ADL (n and %)1 (2%)10 (25%)20 (40%)< 10–3
MMSE score (0–30, mean +/− SD)28.6 +/− 1.724.7 +/− 2.726.6 +/−  2.40.009
EVA-13 total score (mean +/SD)0.91 +/− 1.164.27 +/− 3.176.90 +/− 3.17< 10–4*
Non-vulnerable, i.e. EVA-13 score < 3 (n and %)40 (89%)17 (42%)5 (10%)< 10–3
Vulnerable, i.e. EVA-13 score > 3 (n and %)5 (11%)23 (58%)45 (90%)< 10–3
  1. ADL activities of daily living, MMSE Mini mental status examination, EVA-13 Echelle de vulnérabilité des ainés
  2. *using Kruskal-Wallis test