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Table 2 Linear regression analyses for spousal caregivers (N = 154), outcome overall subjective burden at baseline

From: Subjective burden among spousal and adult-child informal caregivers of older adults: results from a longitudinal cohort study

  Univariate results Multivariate results
Spousal caregivers (N = 154) b (se) (95% CI) p b (se) (95% CI) p
Constant      4.177 (.283) (3.617; 4.737) .000
Covariates
 - Age CG -.004 (.018) (-.039; .031) .832     
 - Female CG .515 (.241) (.039; .991) .034 .449 (.221) (.013; .886) .044
 - Informal support available .257 (.272) (-.280; .794) .346     
 - Institutionalized CR .787 (.414) (-.031; 1.606) .059 .245 (.394) (-.533; 1.023) .535
 - Self-rated health CG -.639 (.117) (-.870; -.408) .000 -.577 (.116) (-.806; -.349) .000
Time investment – hours a week
 - Household care tasks -.005 (.007) (-.020; .010) .507     
 - Personal care tasks .008 (.012) (-.016; .032) .513     
 - Practical care tasks .001 (.016) (-.030; .033) .932     
Health situation CR
 - Multimorbidity .173 (.065) (.045; .301) .008 .101a (.061) (-.020; .221) .100
 - Functional limitations .081 (.028) (.026; .137) .004 .068 a (.027) (.015; .121) .012
 - Cognitive functioning
  - No problems (ref.)         
  - Some problems .510 (.242) (.031; .989) .037 .380a (.223) (-.061; .822) .091
  - Severe problems 1.348 (.490) (.380; 2.316) .007 .976 a (.460) (.068; 1.884) .035
Adjusted R2      .212    
  1. Bold estimates are significant with p < .05
  2. CG caregiver, CR care recipient, 95% CI 95% confidence interval
  3. aresults from separate regression models, because multimorbidity, functional limitations, and cognitive functioning were collinear