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Table 2 Caregivers’ background characteristics and outcome measure scores at baseline

From: Effects of a caregiver-inclusive assistive technology intervention: a randomized controlled trial

  Experimental Group
(N = 44)
mean ± SD or N (%)
Comparison Group
(N = 46)
mean ± SD or N (%)
P
Caregiver background characteristics (range)
 Age (Yrs) 62.8 ± 12.5 67.4 ± 14.3 .109
 Sex (Female) 25 (56.8) 29 (64.4) .461
 Language of use (English) 33 (76.7) 37 (80.4) .797
 Live with user (Yes) 37 (84.1) 39 (84.8) .928
 Years of education 14.3 ± 2.7 13.2 ± 3.4 .108
 Employed (Yes) 12 (27.9) 13 (28.3) .970
 Relationship with user    .390
  Spouse 27 (61.4) 35 (76.1)  
  Child 15 (34.1) 10 (21.7)  
  Extended kin or non-kin 2 (4.5) 1 (2.2)  
 Years helping user 7.3 ± 7.1 6.6 ± 11.2 .169
 Average hours/week providing assistance 29.2 ± 35.8 22.0 ± 23.9 .506
 Average # of activities assisted with 9.7 ± 3.4 10.0 ± 3.0 .667
 Caregiver primary outcome
  CATOM items 1-14 (14-70) 47.1 ± 10.8 49.7 ± 10.2 .236
 Caregiver secondary outcomes
  CATOM items 15-18 (4-20) 14.5 ± 4.1 15.1 ± 4.3 .492
  CBI (0-56) 20.5 ± 11.6 19.9 ± 12.4 .811
  EQ-5D descriptive items (5-15) 6.6 ± 1.5 6.6 ± 1.2 .862
  EQ-5D perceived health (0-100) 73.7 ± 19.4 78.9 ± 12.7 .139
  1. Data are presented as mean ± SD or n (%)
  2. Abbreviations: CATOM Caregiver Assistive Technology Outcome Measurement, CBI Caregiver Burden Inventory, EQ-5D European Quality of Life index