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Table 5 Caregiver quality of life scales regressed on patient and caregiver characteristics a

From: Development and preliminary evaluation of a quality of life measure targeted at dementia caregivers

  Adjusted
R2
Unstandard-ized beta Standard Error t-test statistic P-value
Assistance in IADLS 0.47     
   Caregiving hours per week   -10.13 0.82 -12.42 < 0.001
Assistance in ADLS 0.30     
   Patient male   12.87 4.78 2.69 0.008
   Caregiving hours per week   -9.77 1.64 -5.97 < 0.001
   Caregiver white   37.91 9.77 3.88 < 0.001
Personal Time 0.41     
   Less unmet need for caregiving assistance   0.22 0.04 5.36 < 0.001
   Caregiving hours per week   -7.76 0.94 -8.26 < 0.001
Role Limitations Due to Caregiving 0.27     
   Less unmet need for caregiving assistance   0.18 0.05 3.76 < 0.001
   Caregiver is child   -11.61 3.28 -3.54 < 0.001
   Caregiver white   -7.97 3.66 -2.17 0.03
   Caregiving hours per week   -6.93 1.09 -6.35 < 0.001
Family Involvement 0.37     
   Less unmet need for caregiving assistance   0.38 0.05 7.45 < 0.001
   Patient married   9.17 4.09 2.24 0.03
   Caregiver is child   -13.76 3.77 -3.65 < 0.001
   Caregiving hours per week   -2.22 1.11 -1.99 0.05
Demands of Caregiving 0.19     
   Less unmet need for caregiving assistance   0.16 0.05 3.26 0.001
   Caregiver male   7.71 3.64 2.12 0.04
   Caregiver is child   -13.91 3.42 -4.07 < 0.001
   Caregiving hours per week   -3.72 1.09 -3.39 0.001
Worry 0.21     
   Less unmet need for caregiving assistance   0.10 0.04 2.44 0.02
   Caregiving hours per week   -2.72 0.96 -2.84 0.005
   Caregiver male   7.18 3.20 2.25 0.03
   Caregiver is child   -10.09 4.11 -2.46 0.02
   Caregiver at least college degree   6.84 3.16 2.16 0.03
   Caregiver age   0.35 0.13 2.63 0.009
Caregiver Feelings 0.24     
   Less unmet need to caregiver assistance   0.10 0.04 2.30 0.02
   Patient male   -10.75 3.11 -3.45 0.001
   Caregiver is child   -11.68 3.08 -3.80 < 0.001
   Caregiving hours per week   -3.11 0.96 -3.25 0.001
Spirituality and Faith 0.27     
   Patient age   -0.80 0.22 -3.67 < 0.001
   Patient at least college degree   -20.03 4.58 -4.37 < 0.001
   Caregiver white   -18.86 5.34 -3.53 < 0.001
   Caregiver male   -14.44 5.18 -2.79 0.006
   Caregiver married   -12.78 4.92 -2.59 0.01
Benefits of Caregiving 0.16     
   Caregiver white   -15.89 3.90 -4.07 < 0.001
   Patient at least college education   -6.67 3.17 -2.10 0.04
   Caregiver age   -0.31 0.14 -2.19 0.03
  1. a n = 200. Ba ckwards stepwise regression models with p > 0.2 for removal from model. Listed independent variables with p < 0.05. Independent variables available for inclusion in the model: patient and caregiver age, gender, ethnicity, marital status, and education, caregiver's relationship to person with dementia, hours each week spent caring for person with dementia, number of years being a caregiver for person with dementia, and unmet need for caregiving assistance. Means were imputed for caregiver age, marital status, ethnicity and education and patient age, gender, marital status, ethnicity and education where these data were unavailable or missing.