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Table 3 Characteristics informal caregivers and nursing home residents with dementia

From: Experiences of family caregivers in green care farms and other nursing home environments for people with dementia: a qualitative study

  Total (N = 43) Traditional nursing home ward (N = 11) Green care Farm (N = 10) Regular small-scale living facility (N = 22)a
Informal caregiver
Age (SD) 58 (11) 64 (13) 54 (10) 56 (8)
Gender F M F M F M F M
25 18 6 5 5 5 14 8
Relationship (% son/daughter) 74% 45% 70% 96%
Marital status informal caregiver (% married)b 79% 80% 88% 75%
Persons with dementia
Age (SD) 84 (8) 84(10) 81(9) 85(6)
Genderc F M F M F M F M
  35 8 7 4 7 3 21 1
S-MMSE (SD)d 8 (6) 6 (7) 7 (6) 10 (5)
  1. aRegular small-scale living facilities consist of two types: stand-alone living facilities in a neighbourhood and small-scale living facilities on the terrain of a larger nursing home
  2. bFive participants did not share their marital status
  3. cSignificant difference at α = .05
  4. dS-MMSE = Standardized Mini-Mental State Examination is used to assess cognitive impairment. Scores range from 0 to 30, with higher scores indicating better cognition