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Table 4 Caregiver characteristics

From: Individual quality of life in spousal ALS patient-caregiver dyads

  Caregivers
Interview 1 Interview 2 Interview 3
Hours of care provided p/w
 Mean 31.1 42.9 47.5
 Standard deviation 34.2 43.6 44.8
 Median 20 24.5 28
 Range (0–126) (0–168) (4–168)
Caregiver Burden (ZBI)
 Mean 22.3 25.6 27.1
 Standard deviation 11.6 12.2 10.2
 Median 20 25 27.5
 Range (7–52) (5–57) (6–49)
 % Above Cut-off (n = 8) 29% (n = 14) 50% (n = 16) 57%
HADS DISTRESS
 Mean 14.1 15.2 14.6
 Standard deviation 5.9 7.6 7.1
 Median 14 14 15.5
 Range (4–23) (5–30) (2–29)
 % Above Cut-off (n = 18) 64% (n = 17) 61% (n = 17) 61%
SeiQoL Index (SIS)
 Mean 75.3 72.8 71.6
 Standard deviation 18.2 16.5 17.5
 Median 80.64 72.69 77.94
 IQR (61.27–87.76) (62.16–83.90) (65.40–83.02)
 Range (31.12–97.7) (31.24–98.05) (29.07–96.24)
  1. ZBI Zarit Burden Interview
  2. HADS Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale
  3. SeiQoL Schedule for Individual Quality of Life