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Table 5 Results of generalized linear regression model of caregiver EQ-5D self-rated index values as a function of LTCI & covariates (n = 300)

From: Alzheimer’s disease severity and its association with patient and caregiver quality of life in Japan: results of a community-based survey

Characteristic Reference Category Variables B 95% LCL 95% UCL P-Value
(Intercept) 0.913 0.754 1.073 < 0.001
Patient characteristics
AD dementia severity Low severity High severity −0.122 −0.211 − 0.034 0.007
Medium severity −0.031 −0.105 0.043 0.414
Sex Female Male 0.003 −0.055 0.061 0.916
Age < 80 years 90+ years 0.085 0.002 0.167 0.044
80–89 years 0.019 −0.046 0.085 0.564
Caregiver characteristics
Sex Female Male −0.016 − 0.069 0.037 0.560
Age X employment status 18–49 years and unemployed 65+ years and unemployed −0.014 −0.162 0.133 0.847
50–64 years and unemployed −0.081 −0.198 0.035 0.169
Unemployed and 18–49 years Employed and 18–49 years −0.109 −0.217 0.000 0.050
65+ vs. 18–49 years and unemployed 65+ vs. 18–49 years and employed 0.016 −0.182 0.214 0.871
50–64 vs. 18–49 years and unemployed 50–64 vs. 18–49 years and employed 0.155 0.028 0.282 0.017
% average daily care for which caregiver is responsible −0.001 −0.002 0.00 0.070
% average daily care from visiting nurse/home-helper −0.002 −0.004 − 0.001 0.003
Total average hours of care required per day −0.009 −0.032 0.013 0.424
Years providing care for AD dementia patient < 2 years 2 to < 4 years 0.001 −0.098 0.100 0.984
4 to < 6 years 0.030 −0.075 0.135 0.573
6+ years 0.025 −0.079 0.130 0.634
Can’t recall 0.002 −0.121 0.125 0.972
Marital status Single Married/living with partner 0.018 −0.040 0.076 0.535
Divorced/separated/widowed −0.021 −0.114 0.073 0.663
Relationship with patient In-law, extended, not related Offspring of patient (caregiver ≤20 years) 0.026 −0.036 0.089 0.411
Spouse/sibling/parent of patient (caregiver > 20 years) −0.022 −0.164 0.120 0.762
(Scale) 0.041 0.035 0.048  
  1. Note. Presented are normal generalized linear model results. AD Alzheimer’s disease, B unstandardized beta, LCL lower confidence limit, UCL upper confidence limit