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Table 2 Baseline Characteristics of Caregiver and Person with Dementia (N = 57)

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

  WeCare (N = 27) Waitlist (N = 30) p-valuea
Caregiver N N  
Confidence in Using Activities (5 items; 0–50)b 35.0 ± 10.0 39.7 ± 6.9 0.044
Technology Experiencec 9.3 + 1.0 8.8 + 1.4 0.146
Caregiver Distress (14 items; 0–70)d 18.0 ± 10.7 15.4 ± 10.7 0.372
Caregiver Stress (1–5)d 3.0 ± 1.2 2.8 ± 1.1 0.586
CES-D for Depression (20 items; 0–60)d 12.6 ± 8.9 12.6 ± 7.5 0.984
Burden (12 items; 12–60)c 31.9 ± 7.3 31.2 ± 8.2 0.743
Negative Communication (6 items; 6–30)d 11.5 ± 3.4 11.8 ± 3.5 0.701
Relationship Closeness (6 items; 6–24)d 17.3 ± 4.7 17.6 ± 4.4 0.867
Caregiver Readiness (17 items; 17–68)d 59.0 ± 5.6 57.1 ± 6.8 0.253
Person with Dementia
Overall Physical Health (1–5)e 3.2 ± 1.2 3.1 ± 1.2 0.729
No. of Health Assessment (of 25 Systemic Illnesses and Conditions; 0–25) 6.2 ± 3.0 6.0 ± 3.3 0.854
Behavior Frequency (14 items; 0–56)f 18.8 ± 8.8 15.4 ± 9.1 0.164
Behavior Severity (14 items; 0–42)f 12.8 ± 7.7 10.4 ± 6.4 0.224
  1. aFor between study arm difference controlling for site
  2. bCan range 0–50; 5 items, each 0–10. Higher scores correspond to greater confidence
  3. cCan range from 0 to 10; use of computer, internet, cell phone, microwave oven, copier, ATM, self-checkout at grocery store, audio books, digital camera, and programmable devices (e.g. coffee maker, thermostat)
  4. dHigher scores correspond to greater distress, stress, depressive symptoms, burden, negative communication,
  5. closeness, or readiness, respectively
  6. eExcellent [5], Very Good [4], Good [3], Fair [2], Poor [1]
  7. fHigher scores correspond to greater frequency or severity, respectively