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Table 1 Socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of 254 study participants (next of kin to older persons in nursing homes)

From: Psychometric properties of the WHOQOL-BREF among next of kin to older persons in nursing homes

Age, mean (SD)64 (9.7)
Gender, n (%)
 Men63 (25)
 Women191 (75)
Civil status, n (%)
 Married/cohabiting205 (81)
 Divorced/single/living alone42 (17)
 Widow/widower6 (2)
Relation, n (%)
 Wife38 (15)
 Child192 (77)
 Sibling4 (2)
 Grandchild1 (1)
 Friend1 (1)
 Other10 (4)
Highest educational level, n (%)
 Compulsory school51 (20)
 Upper secondary school62 (25)
 Vocational qualification41 (16)
 University degree or equivalent97 (39)
Employed, n (%)
 No104 (41)
 Yes, part time55 (22)
 Yes, full time36 (37)
Visits to nursing home, n (%)
 A couple of times per year2 (1)
 Once a month or more58 (23)
 Once a week or more167 (67)
 Every day21 (9)