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Table 2 Factors associated with high caregiver grief in the final model of the multivariable regression, based on the derivation sample (n = 300)

From: Development and validation of a simple screening tool for caregiver grief in dementia caregiving

Variable OR (95% CI) P value
Stage of dementia 0.012
 Mild ref  
 Moderate to severe a 6.9 (1.5–31.4)  
Severe behavioral problem in PWD 0.003
 No ref  
 Yes 5.0 (1.7–14.4)  
Relationship with PWD < 0.001
 Child ref  
 Spouse 6.0 (2.7–13.7)  
Providing daily caregiving 0.028
 No Ref  
 Yes 3.0 (1.1–8.2)  
  1. OR odds ratio, 95% CI 95% confidence interval, PWD persons with dementia, ref reference group in the multivariable logistic regression, MM-CGI Marwit-Meuser Caregiver Grief Inventory
  2. aModerate and severe stage of dementia were grouped together so that the resulting OR had similar magnitude to those of the other three variables. This step enabled the subsequent construction of a brief screening tool based on equal weighting of the identified factors, which has the benefit of simplicity