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Table 2 Caregiver nutritional and inflammatory biomarkers at baseline and follow-up (16 months)

From: Health and frailty among older spousal caregivers: an observational cohort study in Belgium

N = 78 Baseline Follow-up P-value
IL-6 (pg/ml) 1.11 (0.32) 1.24 (0.39) 0.41
ultrasensitive CRP (mg/L) 0.15 (0.52) 1.04 (0.72) < 0.01
albumin (g/L) 40.84 (0.03) 40.75 (0.03) 0.91
IGF-1 (ng/ml) 77.20 (0.17) 73.59 (0.20) 0.50
Cortisol (μg/dl) 11.68 (0.15) 12.36 (0.14) 0.30
  1. Geometric mean (SD), Wilcoxon signed rank test with continuity correction