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Table 5 Mean values of CarerQol-VAS, ASsessment of Informal care Situation (ASIS), Self-Rated Burden (SRB), Process Utility (PU), Caregiver Strain Index (CSI) and Perseverance time (Pt; in months) per 'extreme level’ of CarerQol-7D; n = 1,244

From: Measuring the impact of caregiving on informal carers: a construct validation study of the CarerQol instrument

CarerQol-7D CarerQol-VAS ASIS SRB PU CSI Pt
Fulfillment - no (n = 83) 6.9 5.9 5.9 0.6 6.4 11.7
  - a lot (n = 777) 7.4 7.0 3.6 2.3 4.2 25.6
Relational problems - no (n = 805) 7.4 7.0 3.5 2.2 3.9 25.4
  - a lot (n = 80) 6.6 5.6 6.0 0.0 7.4 18.4
Mental health problems - no (n = 724) 7.6 7.1 3.3 2.3 3.5 25.8
  - a lot (n = 131) 5.7 5.7 6.1 -0.4 7.7 16.5
Problems combining daily activities - no (n = 626) 7.5 7.2 3.0 2.4 3.2 26.8
  - a lot (n = 132) 5.9 5.8 6.4 -0.2 8.2 14.5
Financial problems - no (n = 844) 7.4 7.0 3.6 2.0 3.8 25.2
  - a lot (n = 103) 6.5 5.7 5.7 0.7 7.7 16.5
Support - no (n = 336) 6.9 6.5 4.3 1.5 5.2 23.3
  - a lot (n = 321) 7.5 7.2 3.6 2.1 4.1 23.7
Physical health problems - no (n = 614) 7.7 7.1 3.1 2.3 3.3 25.6
  - a lot (n = 177) 6.1 5.8 6.0 0.2 7.2 17.3
  1. Note: All differences in means are statistically significant at a 99% C.I., except Support & PU: significant at C.I. 95%, Support & Pt is ns.