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Table 3 Burden-of-care scores for different disorder subgroups, areas and tools

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

Groups Number of Studies Sample Size Score (%) 95% CI Heterogeneity
I2 P
Type of disease Hemodialysis 3 469 62.75 56.11–69.38 51 0.130
Diabetes 2 199 34.99 18.01–51.82 83.1 0.015
Cancer 6 663 51.84 30.55–73.13 97.5 0.001
Mental Disorder 9 1499 58.69 49.70–67.69 92.8 0.001
Alzheimer’s 2 231 57.07 46.23–67.92 62.5 0.102
Others 3 745 40.81 27.23–54.40 92.6 0.001
Country Areas 1 10 1423 51.23 40.76–61.70 94.4 0.001
2 1 246 74.19 68.72–79.66
3 3 711 40.31 23.72–56.91 94.9 0.001
4 4 753 47.21 28.44–65.97 94.9 0.001
5 7 674 62.47 50.43–74.51 91.5 0.001
Tool CBI 10 1664 54.96 39.52–70.39 98 0.001
Zarit 11 1558 51.69 44.67–58.70 87.7 0.001
Others 4 584 53.50 47.25–59.76 57 0.073
  1. Area 1: Provinces of Tehran, Alborz, Qazvin, Mazandaran, Semnan, Golestan, and Qom; Area 2: Provinces of Esfahan, Fars, Boushehr, Chaharmahal Bakhtiari, Hormozgan, and Kohkilouye and Boyer Ahmad; Area 3: Provinces of Azarbayjan Sharqi, Azarbayjan Qarbi, Ardebil, Zanjan, Gilan, and Kordestan; Area 4: Provinces of Kermanshah, Ilam, Lorestan, Hamedan, Markazi, and Khouzestan; Area 5: Provinces of Khorasan Razavi, Khorasan Jonoubi, Khorasan Shomali, Kerman, Yazd, and Sistan and Balouchestan