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Table 1 Patients and family caregivers characteristics (n = 40 dyads)

From: Longitudinal evaluation of the effects of illness perceptions and beliefs about cardiac rehabilitation on quality of life of patients with coronary artery disease and their caregivers

Characteristics Patients (n = 40) Caregivers (n = 40)
Age, years (mean, range) 62.45 (45–78) 59.55 (36–79)
Males 28 (70%) 12 (30%)
Marital status
 Married 37 (92.5)
 Co-habilitating 3 (7.5%)
Employment
 Employed 20 (50%) 24 (60%)
 Unemployed or retired 20 (50%) 16 (40%)
Education, years (median, range) 14.0 (7–30) 14.7 (10–30)
Social deprivation (SIMD)
 SIMD 1–2 10 (25%)
 SIMD 3–5, out of area 30 (75%)
Diagnosis
 STEMI 9 (22.5%)
 NSTEMI 21 (52.5%)
 Unstable angina 5 (12.5%)
 Stable angina 5 (12.5%)
 Revascularisation   
 Thrombolysis 2 (5%)
 PCI 32 (80%)
 CABG 1 (2.5%)
Left ventricular ejection fraction
  > 50% 21 (52.5%)
 30–49% (mild-moderate impairment) 17 (42.5%)
  < 29% (severe impairment), or missing 2 (5%)
Cardiac history
 PCI 5 (12.5%)
 CABG 3 (7.5%)
 Myocardial infarction 4 (10%)
Co-morbid conditions
 Hypertension 23 (57.5%)
 Diabetes mellitus 2 (5%)
Other CVD risk factors
 Smoking 16 (40%)
  Missing data 10 (25%)
 Hypercholesterolaemia 21 (52.5%)
  Missing data 2 (5%)
Medications
 ACE/ARB 22/3 (62.5%)
 Beta blocker 29 (72.5%)
 Diuretics 2 (5%)
 Antidepressants 6 (15%)
  1. SIMD Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation, STEMI ST elevation myocardial infarction, NSTEMI non-ST elevation myocardial infarction, ACE angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor, ARB angiotensin receptor blocker