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Table 2 Details of selected articles

From: Burden of Care in Caregivers of Iranian patients with chronic disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis

First Author Year Sample size Type of patients Scale Burden of care (%) Subject Description
Asadi [31*] 2018 152 Psychology ZARIT 35.21 Gender of the caregivers: 98 men and 54 women
50% of the caregivers were 30–50 years old.
97% of the caregivers were married.
60.6% of the caregivers had a high school diploma or a lower education level.
Azimi Lolaty [32*] 2018 200 Psychology ZARIT 64.77 Gender of the caregivers: 104 men and 96 men
Mean age of the caregivers: 51.2 ± 12.9 years
57.4% of the caregivers were 40–59 years old.
48.5% of the caregivers were children of patients.
Adili [33*] 2018 116 Cancer CBI 18.25 Mean age of the patients: 46 ± 11 years
Mean age of the caregivers: 48 ± 10 years
85% of the caregivers were wives of husbands of patients.
57% of the caregivers had a high school diploma or a lower education level.
Jafari [34*] 2018 246 Dialysis CBI 67.5 Gender of the patients: (129 men and 116 women)
Mean age of the patients: 58.6 ± 15 years
Duration of receiving hemodialysis: 4.12 ± 3.74 years
Gender of the caregivers: 146 (165 women and 81 men)
Mean age of the caregivers: 42 ± 15 years
Marital status, job, and education of the caregivers: 153 (62.2%) married, 133 (53.9%) housewives, and 118 (48.1%) with a high school diploma
Hassanzadeh [35*] 2017 200 Psychological problems CBI 52.86 Gender of the patients: 91 women and 109 men
Most of the patients (43%) were 11–15 years old.
Gender of the caregivers: 87 men and 113 women
Rahimi Naderi [36*] 2017 129 Diabetes CBI 26.85 Mean age of the caregivers: 39 ± 12 years
Gender of the caregivers: 101 women and 28 men
31.8% of the caregivers were daughters of patients.
77.5% of the caregivers were married.
Mirsoleimani [37*] 2017 104 Cancer CBI 38.45 Gender of the patients: (33 men and 71 women)
Gender of the caregivers: (46 men and 58 women)
64 (61.5%) the patients had breast cancer.
50 (48.1%) the caregivers were children of patients.
Most of the caregivers (50%) were 25–44 years old, and most of the patients (47.1%) were 45–64 years old.
Torabi Chafjiri [38*] 2017 407 Stroke CBI 29.16 Gender of the caregivers: 362 women and 45 men
Mean age of the caregivers: 38.3 ± 8.8 years
Mean duration of caregiving: 4.2 ± 2.5 years
Most of the caregivers (65.6%) were housewives.
96.6% of the caregivers had a high school diploma or a lower education level.
Safaeian [39*] 2017 100 Cancer CBI 77.56 Gender of the patients: 55 women and 45 men
Mean age of the caregivers: 38.1 ± 12.5 years
Gender of the caregivers: 58 women and 42 men
64% of the caregivers were children of patients.
43% of the caregivers had primary school education.
Khazaeipour [40*] 2017 163 SCI ZARIT 44.20 Mean age of the patients: 36 ± 12.5 years
Gender of the patients: 32 women and 131 men
Duration of suffering from the illness: 76.5 ± 79 months
Marital status of the patients: 56.5% married, 38% single, and 5.5% divorced
Mean age of the caregivers: 38.1 ± 13.2 years
Duration of caregiving: 69.4 ± 73.1 months
Gender of the caregivers: 61 men and 102 women
Bamari [41*] 2016 70 Diabetes ZARIT 44.14 Gender of the patients: 40 women and 30 men
Gender of the caregivers: 36 women and 34 men
70% of the caregivers were wives or husbands of patients.
Vahidi [42*] 2016 150 Cancer ZARIT 34.71 Gender of the caregivers: 73 women and 77 men
Mean age of the caregivers: 39.6 ± 13.8 years
34.7% of the caregivers were wives or husbands of patients.
Talebi [18] 2016 154 Dialysis ZARIT 57.67 Mean age of the patients: 60.9 years
Mean age of the caregivers: 43.7 years
Duration of receiving hemodialysis: 43.2 months
Most of the caregivers had a high school diploma or a lower education level (51.3%) and were married (82.5%).
49.4% of the caregivers were children of patients.
Haghgoo [43*] 2016 246 Psychology CBI 74.19 Mean age of the caregivers: 34.5 ± 13.7 years
Gender of the caregivers: 115 men and 131 women
Marital status of the caregivers: 107 single, 127 married, and 12 divorced.
Hosseini [44*] 2015 150 Alzheimer’s disease MCSI 61.97 Mean age of the caregivers: 46.7 ± 10 years
75.3% of the caregivers were married and 65.3% had a high school diploma.
66% of caregivers were daughters of patients
Mashayekhi [21] 2015 51 Dialysis ZARIT 61.3 Mean age of the patients: 53 ± 17.9 years
Gender of the patients: 22 women and 29 men
Mean age of the caregivers: 42.1 ± 14.7 years
Gender of the caregivers: 35 women and 16 men
Most of the caregivers were married (86.3%) and illiterate (51%).
Shamsaei [45*] 2015 225 Psychology ZARIT 58.78 Number of patients: 121 men and 104 women
Number of caregivers: 59 men and 166 women
Duration of suffering from the illness: 9.8 ± 6.7 years
70.7% of the caregivers were married and 45.3% had a high school diploma.
Most of the patients (32.4%) were 40–50 years old, and most of the caregivers (28.4%) were 50–60 years old,
Mashayekhi [46*] 2014 175 Thalassemia ZARIT 49.88 Mean age of the caregivers: 38.1 ± 9.3 years
Mean age of the patients: 10.7 ± 4.8 years
All of the caregivers were mothers of patients.
Garmabi [47*] 2014 123 Psychology CBI 75.59 Demographic characteristics of patients and caregivers not reported.
Salmani [19*] 2014 60 Cancer CBI 84.82 Mean age of the patients: 38.4 ± 9 years
Mean age of the caregivers: 43.6 ± 19.6 years
Duration of suffering from the illness: 17.7 ± 16.2 months
Gender of the caregivers: 49 women and 11 men
Most of the caregivers (50%) were children of patients.
Abbasi [48*] 2013 133 Cancer CBI 57.60 Gender of the caregivers: 67 women and 66 men
Mean age of the caregivers: 35.7 ± 14.3 years
Duration of suffering from the illness: 16.5 ± 19.5 months
Most of the caregivers (51.9%) were children of patients.
Most of the patients (28.6%) had breast cancer.
Most of the caregivers (62.4%) were married.
Abdollahpour [49*] 2012 153 Psychology CBI 47.58 Gender of the patients: 90 women and 63 men
Mean age of the patients: 77.1 ± 7.4 years
Mean age of the caregivers: 53 ± 13 years
88 of the caregivers were children of patients (69 were daughters and 19 were sons of patients).
Haresabadi [50*] 2012 75 Psychology ZARIT 71.13 Mean age of the patients: 34.8 ± 12.2 years
Gender of the patients: 43 men and 32 women
Duration of suffering from the illness: 6.2 ± 6.3 years
Mean age of the caregivers: 40.1 ± 12.2 years
Gender of the caregivers: 35 men and 40 women
Navidian [51*] 2008 125 Psychology ZARIT 47.9 Gender of the patients: 83 men and 42 women
59.2% of the patients were 20–35 years old.
Gender of the caregivers: 59 men and 66 women
52% of the caregivers were 20–35 years old.
Mohammadi Shahbalagy [29*] 2006 81 Alzheimer’s disease MCSI 50.82 Gender of the caregivers: 49 women and 32 men
56% of the caregivers were wives or husbands of patients.
  1. CBI: Caregiver Burden Inventory; MCSI: Modified Caregiver Strain Index