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Table 1 Sample characteristics (N = 253)

From: Caregiver’s quality of life and its positive impact on symptomatology and quality of life of patients with schizophrenia

Patients Mean ± SD, median [IQR] or n (%)a
Age in years 35.6 ± 12.5
Gender Women 83 (33.6)
Men 164 (66.4)
Ethnicity Non-Aymara 136 (53.8)
Aymara 117 (46.2)
Marital Status Without a partner 237 (93.7)
With a partner 16 (6.3)
Educational level ≥12 years 40 (15.8)
<12 years 213 (84.2)
Employment status With employment 78 (31.2)
Without employment 172 (68.8)
Monthly family income (US dollars)   331.3 [144.9; 517.9]
Duration of disorder in years   11 [5; 22]
Number of hospitalizations (since the last 3 years before present hospitalization)   1 [2; 0]
Type of mental health treatment Integrated 31 (12.3)
Only pharmacological 222 (87.7)
Symptoms severity PANSS total score 71.3 ± 28.2
PANSS negative 18.6 ± 8.4
PANSS positive 8.3 ± 4.6
PANSS excitation 11.5 ± 5.9
PANSS anxiety/depression 6.4 ± 3.7
PANSS cognition 7.2 ± 4.0
Quality of life S-QoL 18 index 54.3 ± 14.4
Caregivers
Age in years 54.7 ± 14.4
Gender
  Women 170 (67.7)
Men 81 (32.3)
Relationships with patient
  Others 138 (54.5)
Mothers 115 (45.5)
Marital Status Without a partner 132 (52.2)
With a partner 121 (47.8)
Educational level
  ≥12 years 66 (26.1)
<12 years 187 (73.9)
Quality of life S-CGQoL index 47.8 ± 15.7
  1. aMean ± SD: mean ± standard deviation; median [IQR]: median [Inter Quartile Range]; n (%): effective (percentage)
  2. PANSS positive and negative syndrome scale for schizophrenia, total score and dimensions
  3. S-QoL18 schizophrenia quality of life questionnaire
  4. S-CGQoL schizophrenia caregiver quality of life questionnaire