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Table 5 Total and related CBI sub-dimension scores according to the caregivers’ characteristics

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

  F1 F2 F3 Total CBI P*
Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
Age groups      < 0.0001
 20–40 12.62 (10.3) 12.98 (5.5) 3.95 (4.3) 29.56 (16.6)  
 41–60 12.55 (9.4) 14.06 (6.6) 5.12 (4.6) 31.74 (17.0)  
 61–80 18.47 (11.4) 14.42 (5.2) 7.39 (5.0) 40.28 (18.2)  
Gender      0.001
 Male 9.91 (8.5) 12.97 (5.2) 3.43 (3.9) 26.31 (14.2)  
 Female 15.34 (10.7) 14.09 (6.1) 5.97 (4.9) 35.37 (18.1)  
Educational level      0.108
 Illiterate 16.34 (11.0) 14.15 (10.5) 6.29 (5.1) 38.04 (17.4)  
 Primary 14.19 (9.6) 15.09 (5.06) 6.07 (4.8) 35.52 (15.7)  
 Secondary 13.84 (11.4) 15.25 (4.8) 5.25 (4.9) 32.58 (18.9)  
 Higher 13.40 (9.7) 13.74 (7.1) 4.93 (4.6) 31.34 (17.0)  
Employment status      0.960
 Currently employed 14.16 (10.4) 13.87 (6.1) 5.42 (4.8) 33.36 (17.6)  
 Unemployed 14.08 (11.2) 13.82 (5.3) 5.31 (4.8) 33.51 (18.4)  
Relationship with patient      < 0.0001
 Spouse 19.17 (11.5) 15.28 (6.9) 7.55 (4.9) 42.03 (18.2)  
 The child of patient 12.57 (9.3) 13.63 (5.3) 4.88 (4.6) 31.08 (16.0)  
 Other family or nurse 11.32 (10.1) 12.32 (6.3) 3.65 (4.5) 27.29 (17.6)  
Living condition      0.08
 Living with patient 16.39 (11.3) 14.85 (6.1) 6.10 (5.0) 37.30 (18.1)  
 Not living with patient 11.01 (8.4) 12.48 (5.5) 4.43 (4.4) 27.90 (15.5)  
Marital status      0.542
 Married 13.99 (10.5) 13.83 (5.4) 5.51 (4.9) 33.29 (17.5)  
 Unmarried/widowed 14.68 (10.5) 13.96 (7.5) 5.06 (4.7) 33.70 (18.3)  
Patients’ dementia severity      0.001
 Severe 16.06 (9.9) 15.53 (7.7) 6.27 (4.7) 6.27 (4.7)  
 Moderate 14.81 (10.6) 14.37 (4.8) 5.73 (4.9) 5.73 (4.9)  
 Mild 10.94 (10.1) 11.14 (6.2) 3.87 (4.6) 3.87 (4.6)  
  1. F1 emotional/psychological burden, F2 time-dependence burden, F3 physical burden
  2. *Derived from t-test or one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) comparing the total scores among different subgroups of the study sample