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Table 2 Changes in the FACQ strain and distress scales (based on LOCF analyses)

From: The cost-effectiveness of a telephone-based intervention to support caregivers of older people discharged from hospital

To time (from Time 1) Variable Control mean (SD) Intervention mean (SD) Effect size p-value#
Time 2 Strain 0.05 (0.57) − 0.11 (0.45) 0.30 0.0798
Distress −0.09 (0.65) − 0.24 (0.46) 0.27 0.0354
SF12 - Physical −1.26 (8.05) −0.11 (4.63) 0.17 0.5289
SF12 - Mental 0.80 (7.82) 2.78 (8.72) 0.24 0.2049
Time 3 Strain 0.04 (0.65) −0.15 (0.55) 0.32 0.0394
Distress −0.06 (0.52) −0.17 (0.54) 0.21 0.0728
SF12 - Physical −1.23 (8.12) −0.85 (6.31) 0.05 0.8596
SF12 - Mental 1.12 (9.41) 1.39 (8.50) 0.03 0.7534
  1. # P-values were obtained for each outcome using a Mixed model which included all 3 time points (rather than pairwise t-tests)