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Table 1 The characteristics of caregivers and patients with Alzheimer disease (n = 315)

From: Psychometric characteristics of the Iranian Caregiver Burden Inventory (CBI) in caregivers of elderly patients with Alzheimer

  Caregivers Patients
Gender (No.%)
 Female 248 (78.7) 175 (55.5)
 Male 67 (21.3) 140 (44.5)
Age (Mean, SD) 56.5 ± 13.9 77.9 ± 10.2
Education (No., %)
 Illiterate/primary 55 (17.5) 196 (62.2)
 Secondary/higher 260 (82.5) 119 (37.8)
Marital status
 Married 240 (76.2) 85 (27.0)
 Unmarried/widowed 75 (23.8) 230 (73.0)
Employment status
 Currently employed 94 (29.8) 5 (1.6)
 Unemployed 221 (70.2) 310 (98.4)
Relationship with patient
 Spouse 85 (26.9) NA
 The child of patient 180 (57.1) NA
 Other family or nurse 50 (15.9) NA
Living condition (No., %)   NA
 Living with patient 184 (58.4) NA
 Not living with patient 131 (41.6) NA
Hours of care giving per day (Mean, SD) 7.6 ± 7.2
Patients’ dementia severity (No. %)
 Severe NA 60 (19.0)
 Moderate NA 182 (57.8)
 Mild NA 73 (23.2)
Duration of dementia (months/Mean, SD) NA 36.8 (41.8)
  1. NA Not applicable