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Table 1 Basic Demographic Characteristics (N = 57)

From: Effect of the WeCareAdvisor™ on family caregiver outcomes in dementia: a pilot randomized controlled trial

  WeCareg (N = 27) Waitlistg (N = 30)  
  p-valueb
Caregiver N (%) N (%)  
Age, Mean ± S.D. 65.5 ± 11.8   66.2 ± 15.9   0.882
Male 8 [29] 6 [19] 0.405
Educationa
  < =High School /GED 4 [15] 5   0.858
  > High School 23 (85) 25 (83)  
Marital Statusa
 Single 10 (37) 5   0.087
 Married 17 (63) 25 (83)  
Racea
 White 17 (63) 19 (63) 0.788
 African American 8 [29] 10 (33)  
 Other 2 [7] 1 [3]  
Person with Dementia is Spousea 13 (48) 15 (50) 0.870
No. Physical Chronic Conditions (0–24)c 4.2 ± 3.4   4.1 ± 2.9   0.906
No. Mental health diagnoses (0–5)d 0.3 ± 0.6   0.5 ± 0.6   0.310
Person with Dementia
Age, Mean ± S.D. 82.3 ± 9.3   78.6 ± 10.8   0.102
Male 8 [29] 13 (43) 0.286
Marital Statusa
 Single 13 (48) 11 (37) 0.374
 Married 14 (52) 19 (63)  
Racea
 White 18 (67) 19 (63) 0.706
 African American 7 [25] 10 (33)  
 Other 2 [7] 1 [3]  
MMSE (0–30), Mean ± S.D. 15.0 ± 8.5   18.0 ± 8.0   0.091
No. of Behaviorse (0–14), Mean ± S.D. 7.6 ± 3.0   7.0 ± 3.3   0.462
Functional Dependencef (0–15), Mean ± S.D. 10.4 ± 4.5   9.5 ± 4.1   0.378
  1. aCategories are collapsed
  2. bFor between study arm difference controlling for site
  3. cCount out of 24 systemic illnesses and conditions
  4. dCount out of 5 mental health diagnoses
  5. eNumber of presence of 14 NPI symptoms
  6. fNumber of assistance needed in 15 daily function items
  7. gOne subject dropped in follow-up